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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is the therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase development and prevent disability. Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health care profession that services individuals with mental disabilities, mental disorders, and/or physical dysfunctions across the lifespan. The purpose of OT is to maintain or enhance an individual's quality of life through the use of personally meaningful occupations.  Occupation is how we spend our time; whether paid or unpaid, restful or fun, obligation or choice and that which fulfills us, gives us purpose, and allows us to interact with, be productive, and function in the world around us to the best of our ability. The therapy comes in if, at any point in our lives (whether present at birth or onset at a later time), illness, injury or disability prevents us from effectively or independently functioning in one or more "occupational" areas, then it is the job of Occupational Therapy to provide intervention which will help you regain function, maintain level of functioning, or make accommodations for any deficits you may be experiencing. Body Owners provides Occupational Therapy "in Season."

Treatment of Children - Body Owners specializes in treatment of children: Some disabilities and dysfunction are obvious, but others are not.  It is obvious when OT‘s help patients regain function after recent onset of illnesses or injuries or developmental delays such as with autism, cerebral palsy, and down syndrome.  The less obvious are the more silent disabilities such as mental health, early development concerns/issues, the inability to occupy one's time in any of the work, rest or play areas, and difficulties associated with sensory processing disorders. These are all disabilities that Jane Tiedeman OT can help assess and treat.