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What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a form of therapy that is focused on making individuals as functional and independent as possible. InMotion’s Occupational Therapists are highly trained & licensed professionals that help our clients in restoring function to everyday life and work. These activities include anything that you might do throughout your day; getting up & ready in the morning, picking up objects, moving around, driving, performing your job, and any other day-to-day activities or job-specific tasks. Our Occupational Therapists are also highly trained in injury prevention. Worksite ergonomics and education are key elements to working safely and preventing injury.
InMotion’s Occupational Therapists are also highly trained in the assessment of function, whether it be physical or cognitive. Objectively determining a person’s level of function is important for a number of reasons including setting a baseline of information for determining measurable progress during rehabilitation programs, determining if a client is objectively safe to return to their pre-injury work or other work, or to help analyze what accommodations may be required for safe activity at home or at work.
Certain activities are of greater importance to our clients and our Occupational Therapists will take that into consideration when assessing your needs and building you a treatment plan.
Using several different therapeutic techniques, our Occupational Therapists help our clients improve their physical and/or mental occupational performance. We take into consideration all aspects of our clients’ lives while assessing or treating them, such as their physical fitness, emotional state, cognitive abilities, and their environments, at home, or at work. Many of these factors can have an influence on your assessment or recommendations.
Who Is Occupational Therapy For?
Anyone feeling restricted or limited while engaging in normal day-to-day activities, during any sporting and recreational activities, or can no longer perform work-specific tasks due to injury or condition can benefit from Occupational Therapy. InMotion Health Centre provides Occupational Therapy services to individuals of any age, from kids to adults and senior citizens. We mainly serve adult clients on the Avalon Peninsula (St. John’s and surrounding areas) but also have the ability to provide some services across Newfoundland and Labrador. With the use of telehealth and video platforms, we are able to offer some services Canada wide. We serve a large variety of industries including, energy, offshore, manufacturing, transport, government sectors, mining, small businesses, and much more.
Our experienced Occupational Therapists will take time to listen, observe, and examine your performance in order to identify and understand your issues. We require a referral which outlines your main problems or issues. We have a referral form available on our website which lists our specific services. Once you are booked to see one of our Occupational Therapists we will perform an assessment to help identify the key issues affecting your activity and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help improve your overall function. We focus on improving your health and quality of life, regardless of how big the problem may be. Our assessment and treatment solutions are tailored for your exact needs, environments, and circumstances.
Workplace injuries can be draining and difficult to deal with. Whether it is a one-time injury event, a repetitive strain that results in chronic pain or overall discomfort, or a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression that is affecting your ability to manage work tasks, InMotion is here to help. These types of injuries and health issues can have significant consequences on not only your productivity but sometimes your ability to perform the job at all. We assess all aspects of your function and work with your employer and/or Work Place NL (WPNL) Case Manager to develop the best approach or recommendations to improve your ability to function at work. We offer a wide variety of services and have a large well-equipped rehabilitation gym on-site for injured worker programs. For employers, having our experienced team as a preferred corporate provider allows us to understand your company at a deeper level to implement the right services at the right time for your employees.
An ergonomic assessment is an evaluation of the interactions between people and their physical and organizational environments. This evaluation of an individual in their workspace aims to uncover any hazards that may be affecting overall safety or productivity. Our Occupational Therapists ensure that your environment, and the tools and tasks associated with it, are optimized and safe.
Ergonomic assessments are typically performed for computer workstations (in the home or in the workplace) but can be an industrial ergonomic assessment when it applies to specific job tasks and processes in an industrial setting. Completing an ergonomic assessment will maximize the productivity of your workers and reduce the overall chance of workers getting injured or experiencing pain on the job. It can also ensure that your workspace is in the ideal state to avoid injuries while completing everyday tasks. In both cases, this can mean modifying the equipment used, proper seating, worker positioning and postures, work processes, or other safety implementations, equipping the space for accessibility, ensuring adequate lighting, and much more. Our ergonomic assessments can be performed through distance (Virtual Ergonomic Assessment) using a video platform if requested.
Our experienced team of certified Occupational Therapists will visit your workplace to assess each risk factor that may contribute to injury or causing dysfunction. Once the ergonomic assessment is complete, the Occupational Therapist will make specific recommendations to each aspect to ensure optimal safety and productivity.
Personal and Accident Insurance
When an injury or illness strikes, everyone wants the best care possible to help in the recovery. Whether you have a physical injury from being in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), are recovering from cancer or back surgery, are recovering from a concussion, need help coping with anxiety or depression, and everything in between, we work to help improve your function. Our dedicated team of experienced Occupational Therapists work with your insurance company in providing the appropriate service to help you get back to your best possible level of function. This may include but is not limited to: supervised exercise programs in our well-equipped rehabilitation gym, clinic-based occupational rehabilitation programs, assessment of your function, management of your chronic pain, assessment and management of concussion symptoms, management of depression or anxiety, or ergonomic assessments. If you plan on using insurance to cover a percentage of your treatment, we can directly bill most insurance companies that will offer you a more convenient experience. However, many assessments and treatments are fully covered through your insurance company depending on the issue. If you need help navigating the system please speak to your insurance company representative or give us a call.
If you were involved in an accident and have an injury, we can help your lawyer by providing an objective Functional Assessment of your overall function, whether it be physical and/or cognitive, to help direct your case. The InMotion Occupational Therapy Team has extensive training and experience in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations (CogFCE). These comprehensive assessments are often required to determine acceptance for short term disability, long term disability, CPP disability, or what accommodations you may need for work or your activities of daily living. We also offer treatment plans to assist you in the recovery of your injury or illness. Please have your lawyer contact us if they require any further information. We will be glad to help.