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Full Scope of OT Practice

At HCT we always utilize the FULL scope of Occupational Therapy Practice. We work with clients on WAY more than just taking a shower and going to the bathroom! This means we utilize the full Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Domain and Process (4th edition, ; AOTA, 2020) describes the central concepts that ground occupational therapy practice and builds a common understanding of the basic tenets and vision of the profession.

Occupational therapy services are provided for habilitation, rehabilitation, and promotion of health and wellness for clients with disability- and non–disability-related needs. These services include acquisition and preservation of occupational identity for clients who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction (AOTA, 2011).

Occupations are “the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families, and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do” (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2012a, para. 2). Occupations are categorized as activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, health management, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation.

HCT’s occupational therapists treat the person as a whole and take into account their specific needs, performance skills, habits, routines, and more. We work directly with our clients and their families (if the client wishes) to establish goals that they would like to achieve, to their lives to the fullest! Below is a picture of examples of areas and things that we work on in OT, while taking into account the patient's overall physical and mental health, beliefs, and wellbeing!

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