Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with a wide variety of clients in many different community settings.  They assist with things such as return to work, goal setting, pacing and managing pain, connecting with resources, and advocating for services.

Occupational Therapists can do formalized assessments such as ergonomic assessments (both at the workplace and home), job site visits, physical demands analysis, home assessments, wheelchair seating assessments, mobility assessments, personal care needs assessments, and functional capacity evaluations.

What Are The Goals?

Occupational Therapists are all about function and helping people get back to meaningful activities after injury, car accident, surgery, mental health concerns, etc.

What Do Occupational Therapists Treat?

Occupational Therapists work with a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal (i.e. sprain, strain, muscle tear, back injury), chronic pain, mental health (i.e. depression, anxiety, trauma), and cognitive issues (brain injury, concussion).


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to access occupational therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

Call 902 334 2300 to be connected with one of our Occupational Therapists.

Our Occupational Therapy teams are available at our Elmsdale, Portland Hills, Sackville and Stewiacke locations!