After injury, illness, or stressful events, individuals may experience difficulty in participating in day-to-day activities, or “occupations”.

Occupation does not only refer to work – it includes other activities that occupy one’s time, such as the daily routines that take place at home, school, or in the community.

Occupational therapy involves understanding the activities that bring meaning to people’s lives; considering the environment where these activities take place; and identifying the barriers to their participation. A goal-oriented treatment plan can involve: 1) Building the relevant skills to improve participation, performance, and self-efficacy, 2) Adapting the activity itself, 3) Modifying the environment to improve accessibility or providing adaptive equipment to maximize function.

A doctor’s note is certainly helpful, and means your doctor is on board with treatment, but it is not always required. You are likely to need a doctor’s referral if you are being referred through ICBC.
  • Have your doctor write a short doctor’s note/referral recommending Occupational Therapy Assessment and Treatment.
  • If you know your ICBC contact, send them the recommendation from your doctor and ask if OT is approved.
  • Call or e-mail us once you have that approval!
    Give us a call once you have your doctor’s note and we will help you out from there.
YES! We offer in-person as well as telehealth and video-health services. Ask us about what might work best for you.
An initial assessment is typically 1.0 to 1.5 hours, and follow-ups can range between approximately 45 to 60 minutes, but can be shorter or longer as is relevant to you.