Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that works on improving a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Typically patients who seek occupational therapy suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. The goal of occupational therapy is to help patients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Occupational therapists help patients to perform all types of daily activities like work and school activities, using equipment like computers or cars, or caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating. For patients with permanent disabilities, occupational therapists teach patients how to use adaptive equipment, including wheelchairs, hearing aids, eating aids, and dressing aids.
Occupational therapy can be used for all ages. Typical reasons why people seek occupational therapy are: spinal cord injuries, stroke, head injuries, work injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, children with learning disabilities, and infants or toddlers who have, or are at risk of having, developmental delays.
When selecting an occupational therapist, you should consider the following factors:
Make sure the occupational therapist is within a reasonable travel distance.
Verify the occupational therapist specializes in treating you or your loved one's condition. Also verify the therapist works with clients in the patient's age group.
Verify the occupational therapist takes your insurance.
Quality is often overlooked but extremely important. WhereToFindCare.com is the only place that gives you a quality score to assist you in choosing an occupational therapist: the consumer quality score.
The consumer quality score is the percentage of people who rated their occupational therapist on WhereToFindCare.com and said they received quality care. This experience-based occupational therapy satisfaction score cannot be found elsewhere today except by word of mouth.
Have you had experiences with occupational therapists in your area? Share your experiences with other users by rating the occupational therapists
on WhereToFindCare.com. Your feedback is invaluable to others in your community searching for occupational therapist.
Word of mouth recommendations can tell us whether we can get along with providers on a personal level. This is important because occupational therapists need to be experienced, but they also need to be patient and compassionate, because the road to recover can sometimes be slow. Ask friends, family, and other associates if they have had experiences with the occupational therapists on your list. You can also find word of mouth recommendations on WhereToFindCare.com.
Use the occupational therapist search tool above to locate occupational therapists in your area. With the report generated, you can view quality information, word of mouth recommendations from people in your community, exceptional healthcare workers at occupational therapy centers(we call them CareStars), photos, video tours, services provided, insurance accepted, contact information, driving directions, and much more.