Cognitive disorders include delirium, dementia (now referred to as mild and major neurocognitive disorder) and traumatic brain injuries. They can result in impairments to:
1. Physical Function
2. Cognitive Function:
3. Emotional / Behavioural Function:
Our highly skilled therapists will assess you and identify:
Many of our clients have told us that they want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, but impairments related to illness or injury can make that challenging.
Occupational therapists assess function in the home and identify ways of reducing barriers. We work with contractors who plan and implement the necessary home modifications. Some of the projects that we have worked on include:
Functional Abilities Evaluation
Computerized assessment tools accurately determine a worker’s abilities to safely meet the demands of the job. The results guide rehabilitation and work conditioning / work hardening.
Physical Demands Analysis
Each job has a unique set of physical and cognitive demands. Based on worker and supervisor interviews, observation of a worker in the position and a review of the job description, our therapist determines the specific demands of the job.
Job Site Analysis
Using ergonomic principles, we analyze the work site to determine risk factors for injury, such as excessive lifting, carrying or awkward, sustained postures.
We recommend workplace modifications to optimize function and to reduce the risk of injury.
With skill and knowledge relating to ergonomics, physical and cognitive impairments, as well as workplace legislation, we facilitate worker success at work through accommodation.
Transferable Skills Analysis
Sometimes, despite focused therapy and job accommodations, a person cannot return to the work they once did.
That’s when a vocational assessment can identify transferable skills that can be applied to other jobs.
Labour Market Survey:
This report identifies the availability of the alternative jobs in the worker’s community and the monetary compensation for those jobs.