Occupational Therapy

 

Occupational therapists are regulated health care professionals who can help maximize functional independence for people with a wide range of limitations.  Whether function is impaired due to injury, disability, illness, or the aging process, occupational therapists can help.  The approach to treatment for each individual is unique and occupational therapists help to determine an individualized plan to improve function in the areas of self-care, leisure and productivity.

 

At DG-OT our approach is unique- we think outside the box to get our clients results!  We love utilizing Participate to Learn approaches and Project Based Therapy, focusing on our client’s strengths, using meaningful activity.  We make therapy fun and interesting, and improve function by focusing on meaningful roles to our client’s.

 

DG-OT provides the following occupational therapy services:

  • Occupational Therapy Intervention Services

  • Urgent Hospital Discharge Planning

  • Attendant Care Assessments – Form 1

  • In Home Occupational Therapy Assessments

  • Jobsite Analysis

  • Ergonomic Worksite Assessments

  • Catastrophic Assessments- Completion of the Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOSE)

  • Medical-Legal Assessments

  • Future Care Cost Assessment/ Life Care Planning

  • Rehabilitation Therapy Intervention Services

  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)

  • Brain Injury Family Intervention Program (BIFI)

 

Rehabilitation Therapy

Rehabilitation Therapists are non-regulated health care professionals who implement rehabilitation goals/programs developed by regulated health care professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, psychologists, etc.

 

At DG-OT our team collaborates closely and is able to provide rehabilitation therapy services as a cost-effective solution for clients and families where appropriate.  Particularly with funding limitations within the auto insurance system, a highly skilled and effective rehabilitation therapist is able to implement functional rehabilitation programs and provide functional/observational data to the rehabilitation team. 

 

Just some of the functional tasks that Rehabilitation therapists can assist with:

  • Community re-integration

  • Establishment of daily/ weekly routines

  • Cognitive strategies

  • Organizational skills

  • Accessing community resources

  • Use of smart phones/technology

  • Attending medical/rehabilitation appointments

  • Walking/pool/gym programs

  • Chronic pain management

  • De-escalation techniques

  • Implementation of self care/ADL programming

  • Job skills assistance

  • Implementation of IADL programming (assistance with grocery shopping, meal preparation/planning, budgeting/money management, etc.)

  • Project based therapy programming

  • Behavioural management

  • Social skills training

  • Improving family/team communication

 

Medical-Legal Assessment

Ms. Galbraith has significant experience in the preparation of objective and defensible Medical-Legal Occupational Therapy Reports for clients with various injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and medical malpractice.  Ms. Galbraith uses consistent methodology and ensures that objective functional assessment is a component of every assessment. 

 

Life Care Planning

Ms. Galbraith is a Certified Canadian Life Care Planner and has expertise preparing objective and defensible Life Care Plans/ Future Cost of Care Reports.  She has expertise and training in life care planning for complex injuries and chronic health conditions including acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, psychological impairments, amputation, orthopaedic injuries, etc.  She has also completed continuing education in this area and collaborates with other life care planners.

 

Our Life Care Plans/Future Cost of Care Assessments follow the same methodology and are based on the Standards of Practice for Life Care Planning, as well as Occupational Therapy Standards of Practice.  Each assessment begins with the establishment of a medical foundation and includes objective functional assessment, treatment team consultation, collateral family interview, research into anticipated outcomes and potential complications, and detailed costing.

 

Please contact us to learn more about our Life Care Planning/ Future Cost of Care Assessments and associated costs.

Catastrophic Assessment

Our clinical team is highly experienced in the treatment of people with both non-catastrophic and catastrophic injuries.  We are skilled in the identification of clients who’s injuries may be deemed catastrophic and ensure that our reports reflect an accurate depiction of their functional status.

 

Ms. Galbraith has experience in successful completion of Catastrophic Determination Reports using the Glasgow Outcome Scale- Extended Version.

 

© 2018 DG-OT. Proudly Created by Kline Koncepts

Deanna Galbraith, MSc(OT), OT Reg.(Ont)

deanna@dg-ot.com

 

PO Box 2114

Caledonia, ON N3W 2G6

T. (905) 902-3381

F. (905) 765-8383

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