Frequently Asked Questions

What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work/productivity and play/leisure to increase independent function, enhance development and prevent disability. It includes adapting tasks and the environment to maximize independence and quality of life.
 
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapists evaluate and treat patients through detection, assessment, prevention and correction. Physical therapy alleviates and limits physical disability, bodily malfunction, and pain from injury, disease and many other bodily or mental conditions.
 
Who benefits from occupational therapy?
Those with physical disability, mental deficits and developmental delays can benefit. These conditions can be caused by disease, injury and birth defects and result in temporary or permanent loss of the daily functionality.
 
Who benefits from physical therapy?
Those experiencing temporary or permanent disability, pain and loss of function related to injury or disease, loss of a limb or birth defects can benefit.
 
How can I receive therapy?
You must have a physician's order. If you feel you need occupational therapy, discuss your condition and therapy treatments with your doctor.
 
Will my insurance cover the cost of therapy?
This varies according to the plan and insurance company. Please consult your insurer to confirm coverage.
 
What if I do not have medical coverage?
We can accommodate you on a payment plan; please ask the registrar about this option.
 
How long does home therapy last?
Your therapist determines this with relevance to your specific condition

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