Examples of conditions treated in Occupational Therapy
- Spinal cord injury
- Hand injuries
- Head injuries
- Genetic disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Learning disabilities
- Attention deficiencies
- Degenerative disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Mental retardation
- Anxiety disorders, among others
- Motor vehicle accidents (MVA)
A child has several occupations at school, while play and doing every day activities like feeding, grooming and bathing. A child, who has a disability, is recovering from an injury or illness may experience limitations in completing his or her daily routines. Qualified OT’s, are trained specialist who work with children that have been diagnosed with a variety of conditions, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, Down’s Syndrome, developmental delays and various learning disorders. Occupational Therapists work on a variety of skills, depending on the area of need. For example:
- Fine motor skills: grasp and release of toys and handwriting skills
- Hand eye co-ordination: hitting a moving ball with a bat and tying shoe laces
- Developmental delays: bathing, sitting, crawling, getting dressed and brushing teeth
- Help children with negative behaviours adapt to all their environments
- Teaching children with physical disorders to become more functional i.e. walking, using a computer etc.
- Work with children with sensory and attention issues to improve focus and social skills
Resilience Occupational Therapy Practice follows the following procedure when it comes to billing of medical aid clients:
- We contact your medical aid company to enquire about benefits your package may cover in terms of therapy services.
- We would than provide your medical aid company with an invoice.