An informed patient is able to ask the right questions and contribute to the management of their own personal health by trained medical professionals. We offer some basic information and helpful links here to help you be better informed about therapist resources.
This involves the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life. Occupational therapists typically work in hospital the community setting.
- The British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists – www.bcsot.org
- Canadian Medical Association Journal – www.cmaj.ca
- Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – www.caot.ca
Physiotherapists help and treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident and aging. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that sees human movement as central to the health and well being of individuals. Physiotherapists identify and maximize movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. The core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors that influence their clients.
- Physiotherapy Association of BC – www.bcphysio.org
- British Columbia Medical Association – www.bcma.org
Rehabilitation therapy involves the treatment, and healing of injuries. The focus is primarily, but not solely on pain relief, promoting healing, restoring function and movement, and the facilitation and adaptation associated with injury.
- RENSA – Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America – www.resna.org