Adult Occupational Therapy
Our Occupational Therapists will guide you toward holistic wellness and restoring life balance. This means using a blend of counselling, physical therapy, yoga therapy, and mindfulness practices to help you identify, engage and participate in the activities and roles that are meaningful to you.
The process is focused around your personal wellness goals. These may be related to self-care (sleep, pelvic health, intimacy), productive activities (working, childcare, caregiving), or leisure activities (social interaction, exercise, hobbies). Your occupational therapist will work with you to identify the barriers to your goals and strategies to overcome them.
The WOMB’s occupational therapy services are ideal for anyone who is trying to conceive, is pregnant, has already given birth, or is experiencing grief related to miscarriage. The stressors we face can be overwhelming in every way, but you don’t have to face it alone.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapists (OTs) assess an infant or child’s development with a focus on their “occupations”.
For infants and children, this may include:
• Building Independence in Self-care Activities
• Successfully participating in programs such as childcare or school
OTs help with working towards meeting an individual child’s developmental goals and milestones. We use a fun, play-based approach to assessment and intervention with the child. We also coach caregivers to feel confident in their abilities to support their child in their own environments.
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists work on:
• Fine motor
• Gross Motor Skills
• Self-help Skills
• Feeding and Picky Eating
• Sensory processing
• Visual-motor Skills
• Social skills
Trying to build a family often comes with high levels of stress that can affect you emotionally and physically. Whether you plan to conceive naturally or with reproductive assistance, strengthening your mind-body connection will address stress and misalignment and promote intimacy and fertility. Yoga therapy and manual releases with focused counselling, in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches, can down-regulate your nervous system and prepare your body for intimacy and conception.
The process of growing a baby can be stressful - physically, emotionally, and socially. This is often a time where women find that their mind-body connection is most fragile. It is normal to love your baby and still feel overwhelmed by the unique changes and challenges that arise. Gentle therapeutic yoga with particular consideration for the pelvic floor, hypnosis for birth, and non-judgemental counselling can help prepare you for labour, the birth of your baby, and the 4th trimester.
The reality of becoming a parent is a tremendous transformation that calls us to reflect on our perception of self, and how this changes to align with new responsibilities. While the journey from chaos to clarity is unique to each individual, we are all asked to redefine ourselves and our relationships with others at a time when our mind-body connection is most fragile. Guided holistic care, including counselling, pelvic health therapy, and movement, can support you to recover comfort and confidence in yourself and your body.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) assess an infant or child’s development with a focus on their “occupations”. For infants and children, their main occupations include: play, eating, sleeping, building independence in self-care activities, and successfully participating in programs such as childcare or school.
Frequently Asked Questions About Occupational Therapy
Many children would benefit in some way from working with an Occupational Therapist! If your child is having any difficulties in the areas of gross or fine motor, sensory, feeding, play, behaviour and regulation, attention and understanding, self-help, or social skills, they may benefit from Occupational Therapy.
We work with newborn babies all the way up until school age children, young teens and adults!
This a very difficult question to answer! Every child is different, and progress depends on many factors such as the severity of the problem, the motivation of the child, family and caregiver involvement, and practice outside of the therapy session. We invite you to speak to your child’s Occupational Therapist following an assessment to gain a better idea for your individual child.
After booking an initial assessment, you will be sent a detailed Intake Form to complete. Your Occupational Therapist will review the intake form and plan for your assessment accordingly.
Find out the availability, pricing and booking options for this service.
At The WOMB Vaughan, we have an entire integrative health team that can work collaboratively to provide the best possible combination of care to you and your family. Here are a few services that work well in conjunction with Occupational Therapy. Please contact us anytime to help you put together the best team for your needs!