Find an OT in Alberta
Occupational therapists (OTs) are health professionals who receive their training in accredited university programs. They are concerned about what people “do”. The “occupation” in our name refers to the old-fashioned idea of being occupied. When OTs talk about occupations, they’re not talking just about jobs, but they mean all the activities that can occupy time during a day. OTs address the issues that get in the way of being able to do the things that are important, including the activities that allow you to independently take care of yourself and your family, and those activities that give you satisfaction and a sense of purpose in life. Chronic pain takes a major toll on your ability to engage in the activities that you need to do, want to do, or are expected to do. If you have questions about how to do those things, an OT might be very helpful. Read more...
Agencies that fund occupational therapy include:
Home care or hospital programs through Alberta Health Services
Extended health benefits with some insurers or as part of an insurance claim (e.g., motor vehicle accident)
Veterans Affairs for eligible veterans
Workers' Compensation for a work-related injury
Local preschools and schools for students' developmental or learning needs
Ask your service provider or insurer if occupational therapy is covered.
For more information, call Health Link Alberta at 811, or check Inform Alberta.
OTs in Private Practice
You may also choose to hire an occupational therapist privately. Like other independent contractors, occupational therapists' rates and services offered differ. You can search for an occupational therapist in private practice here.