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Help People Get Back To Everyday Activities

At Therapy Works our Occupational Therapists (OT) help people get back to everyday activities — the “jobs of living” (occupations). They help the patient change some part of their life — by developing skills, improving physical and emotional abilities, adapting the environment or changing the way they do activities — so the client can better cope with aging, disease, injury or illness.


Occupational Therapists serve people with injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction. They work side by side, making a plan with the client, family or caregiver. Together they find the best path to meaning, balance and progress. Through evaluation and treatment, OTs improve their clients’ capacity to participate in meaningful daily activities.


Daily activities include most anything—think about the skills required for the “job of living.” (This is where the word “occupation” comes from in Occupational Therapy!) Whether it’s bathing, eating, grooming, dressing, cooking, driving, cleaning, working, leisure or learning, OTs help people function in their community or chosen environment. Keep in mind this is not a conclusive list; an OT can tailor treatment to meet anyone’s needs and interests.


Look closer—OTs are everywhere! Did you know we work in all parts of our medical, health, educational and social systems? You will find them in hospitals, schools, nursing homes and with clients in their own homes.



Therapy Works is pleased to offer a variety of Occupational Therapy Services with three professionally trained Occupational Therapists, who are all registered and in good standing with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and all hold a valid licence to practice with the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board (NLOTB).

Our services include:

Functional Assessment: A functional assessment (or Functional Capacity Evaluations) is a medical instrument that is used to objectively identify physical capacities in a variety of functional areas.

Workstation Reviews:  A workstation review is utilized to ensure proper ergonomics and body mechanics to decrease the likelihood of injury or harm as a result of completing job demands.

Clinic Based Occupational Rehabilitation: A Clinic Based Occupational Rehabilitation program (CBOR) is an intensive intervention program specifically designed to address an Injured Worker’s physical capacity and function as it is related to his/her job demands.

Home Exercise Program: Home exercise program development is an intervention often recommended as part of an individual’s rehabilitation. Therapy Works offers dynamic Home Exercise Program development through a multidisciplinary approach.

Worksite Occupational Rehabilitation / Ease back: Occupational Therapists can provide services to people who have been away from the workplace due to injury or illness, to allow for a safe and successful transition in hours and duties upon return to an individual’s pre-injury job.

Ergonomic Training: On-site ergonomics training can be completed to educate employees regarding principals of proper body mechanics while completing job tasks.

Post-Offer Employment Testing: Employment testing aids employers to establish a baseline physical functioning of their employees. These assessments aid to decrease workplace accidents, by ensuring that new employees can physically complete their job.

Workplace Safety Audit: A workplace audit is designed to decrease workplace accidents and lost workdays due to injury is essential to the bottom line of any business.

Job Site Analysis: is an objective evaluation of a job’s task which identifies postures,movements, forces, repetitions, loads and other physical demands of each specific job task.

Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP): Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is a 10 week intervention program that is aimed to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress, promote re-integration into life role activities, increase quality of life and facilitate a return to work.

Home Assessment: Occupational Therapists are specifically trained to evaluate a home environment and make recommendations to reduce disability, promote independence and increase quality of life. 

Universal Design: Occupational Therapists provide expertise in re-designing or aiding with new designs of public and private buildings that are accessible to everyone.  Universal design is a way to create products and environments that are accessible to persons of any age or ability.

Baseline Assessment: A Baseline Assessment is a medical instrument that is used to objectively identify an individual’s capacity in a variety of functional areas. An Occupational Therapist will help make determination of safe capabilities as they relate to activities such as lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Children’s Program: We can provide in home, in school and in day-care Occupational Therapy services to children. Occupational Therapy treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. Occupational Therapy can help children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills as well as enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.Handwriting assessment and interventions are also available, to assist children to develop a proper grasp of their writing tool, increase legibility of their writing and increase speed.  

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