Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy plays a pivotal role in the recovery and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal injuries or conditions where the proper movement has been affected. By working closely with the orthopaedic surgeon to achieve treatment goals, the occupational therapist provides ongoing rehabilitation and care. By assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the management of the injury or condition, the occupational therapist aims to improve the balance and function of the patient’s musculoskeletal system. The following are examples of conditions and injuries that are treated by occupational therapy practitioners:

  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Crush injuries or trauma
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Ligament injury and instability
  • Muscle strains, tears and avulsions
  • Tendon injuries and conditions (e.g., lacerations, tendonitis, ruptures)
  • Nerve injuries and conditions (e.g., neuropathies, palsies, nerve repair)
  • Pain (e.g., complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia)
  • Replantation and revascularization
  • Wounds and scars