Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational therapists, often called OTs, are the primary providers of occupational therapy services.
- university educated professionals that apply their specialized knowledge and skills to recommend a course of preventive or corrective action that will help people lead more productive and satisfying lives,
- trained to understand not only the medical and physical limitations of a disability or injury, but also the psychosocial factors that affect the functioning of the whole person – their health and their wellness, and
- a regulated medical profession; occupational therapists must be registered with their provincial regulator in order to practice legally in Canada.
In Manitoba, Occupational Therapists (OTs) are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM).
Occupational therapy is a type of health care that helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the things that are important to them – everyday things like:
- Self-care – getting dressed, eating, moving around the house,
- Being productive – going to work or school, participating in the community, and
- Leisure activities – sports, gardening, social activities.
Occupational therapy can also prevent a problem or minimize its effects.
Occupational Therapists work in a variety of settings and sites in Prairie Mountain Health such as:
- Acute care
- Outpatient services
- Long Term Care
- Home Care
Please go the following link for additional information on the practice of Occupational Therapy: