Occupational Therapy - Community Based

We provide assessment and treatment for clients over the age of 18 with physical health impairments living in Western Region

What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a health profession, that works with clients to enable occupations. Occupations are the things people do to look after themselves and others (self-care) enjoy life (leisure) and contribute to their communities (productivity). Examples of everyday occupations could include cooking, dressing, taking a bath, reading, playing cards, volunteering at a non-profit organization, or going to work.

What services do Occupational Therapists provide?
An Occupational Therapist can visit you at home to help make your home safer and to increase/maintain your independence in everyday living. They  can also help caregivers with their ability to help you.

An Occupational Therapist can help with:

  • Teaching new ways to complete everyday activities.
  • Suggesting equipment to make activities easier and safer (e.g. bathroom safety equipment, bed rails, etc.)
  • Helping make home environments safer and accessible for wheelchair users or persons with other physical limitations (e.g. recommendations for wheelchair ramps, accessible bathrooms including curbless showers, etc.)
  • Teaching exercises that help maintain or improve strength, flexibility and endurance.
  • Giving advice about the best way to position someone in a bed/chair, etc.
  • Prescribing a specialized wheelchair.
  • Assisting with determining level of support required.
  • Assisting with wound management 

Who can refer?

  • Clients can make self referrals.
  • Caregivers can make referrals with the client’s consent.
  • Other health professionals such as nurses, physicians, social workers, etc. can make client referrals.

Who do I contact?

To make a referral or to obtain additional information please contact your local Community Occupational Therapist:

Corner Brook
Hammond Building
169 West Valley Road
Phone: 634-5551 

Norris Point
Bonne Bay Health Centre 
Phone: 458-2211 ext. 249

Port aux Basques
Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre
Phone: 695-4507

149 Montana Drive, 2nd Floor
Phone: 643-8700