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Occupational Therapy Program

Whether you’ve been injured or are looking for help with everyday activities, let our occupational therapists help throughout your journey. Banner occupational therapy can help you live independently and get the most from life.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is used to help patients who struggle with everyday tasks. This type of therapy can benefit people who have mental or physical impairments and want to be able to live independently. 

Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy

The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that physical therapy treats injuries or movements the body uses and needs while occupational therapy helps to improve everyday life skills and activities to help people live independently.

Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Banner Health's occupational therapists work with a multitude of patients, ranging from young children to adults. Children and adults who suffer with anxiety or children who need to develop muscle control usually benefit the most from occupational therapy. Other people who can benefit include anyone looking to improve their cognitive skills, sensory and physical skills. 

What Is Occupational Therapy Used For?

Occupational therapy is used to help with daily living tasks such as tying shoes or working on motor skills. Occupational therapy patients can recover from injuries or assist with disabilities that affect everyday life activities. 

What to Expect from Occupational Therapy

When you arrive for occupational therapy, you can expect an assessment by the therapist as well as an exam. The occupational health therapist will ask about day-to-day life and activities and if there are any main pain points you would want to work on in therapy. 

Occupational therapy treatment can vary depending on your assessment. After you’ve completed your sessions, your therapist can help set you up for success with a follow-up plan and exercises to continue, if needed. 

Still have questions about occupational therapy services? Reach out to the experts at Banner Physical Therapy. Our team is here to help at every step. 

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