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Occupational Therapy Month is Here!

Occupational Therapy Month is Here!

April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month: a time to celebrate this important step in a patient’s road to recovery. OT treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.

Some examples of patients commonly seen by occupational therapists may include: a child with disabilities who is learning to participate fully in school and social situations; someone who is recovering from an injury and needs to regain skills; or an older adult experiencing physical and mental changes. Services provided through OT typically include:

  • An individualized care plan developed by the patient, their family, and the occupational therapist working together to achieve the patient’s goals
  • Customized treatment to improve a person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach his or her goals
  • An evaluation to measure how successful the treatment was, and to ensure that the patient’s goals are being met and/or make changes to the care plan.

Members of BMC’s inpatient OT team.

At BMC, occupational therapists provide services in the in-patient and outpatient setting. The BMC office is located on the first floor of the Preston Family Building, 732 Harrison Ave.

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Members of BMC’s outpatient OT team.

OT services may also include: recommendations for adaptive equipment (such as reachers, special utensils, and raised toilet seats) and training in its use; and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.

To learn more about OT, please visit Rehabilitation Therapy. To schedule an outpatient appointment, please call our office at 617.638.7869.