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Restore your Independence and Sense of Well-Being!

If you are experiencing discomfort, pain or loss of strength as the result of an injury or physical damage caused by repetitive movements, you may find occupational therapy helpful.

If your condition prevents you from being independent in your daily activities at home, at work, or in your leisure, you should consult an occupational therapist. In occupational therapy, rehabilitation is achieved by having clients perform activities similar to those they normally perform at work or at home. This allows the occupational therapist to teach and reinforce good posture and work practices.

A Gentle and Effective Approach

Our occupational therapists are functional rehabilitation specialists. They are university graduates and members of the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec (OEQ). To ensure you achieve the best results, they will:

  • Assess your functional skills
  • Help you compensate for any disabilities
  • Establish a treatment and intervention plan
  • Help you adapt your environment

 

Our occupational therapists use many techniques to help you regain or preserve your independence and well-being:

Hand therapy

Damage to an upper limb, i.e. from the shoulder to the fingers, may generate a number of significant challenges to daily living. Whether your issues arise from an injury or a specific personal condition, our occupational therapists will ably support your return to meaningful daily activities.

Our occupational therapists can help you regain your range of movement, strength, and precision through a series of mobilization exercises and activities tailored to your specific situation. They can also help you recover functional sensitivity through sensitive rehabilitation.

Finally, occupational therapists can propose a variety of compensation strategies to mitigate permanent damage (e.g. amputation), or to temporarily optimize your injured upper limb’s capabilities.


Service available in:

Beloeil - Fleury - Jean-Talon - LaSalleMaisonneuve - Pointe-Claire - St-Hubert - St-Laurent - Vaudreuil

Mental health

Symptoms arising from a mental health issue can directly influence an individual’s functional ability to engage in daily activities. As a result, the individual may exhibit reduced productivity and waning interest in personal care, work, or leisure activities, as well as difficulty maintaining relationships and social skills.

Through a highly tailored approach, an occupational therapist can play a leading role in compensating for these problems and allowing the individual to return to optimal function.

Target client group: people suffering from anxiety, adaptational, and mood (depression) disorders.

Key objectives:

  • Enhancing autonomy and interest in personal care, productive activities, and leisure
  • Regaining a balanced life routine
  • Supporting the individual through every step of the return to work process
  • Easing the recovery of physical, social, cognitive, and emotional capabilities

Service available in:

Beloeil - Curé-LabelleDeux-Montagnes - LaSalleSt-Eustache - St-Hubert - St-Hyacinthe - VanierVaudreuil

Outdoor reactivation

Outdoor reactivation involves an hour-long activity during which patients walk for about 1 hour and benefit from a program tailored to their specific conditions and needs (exercices, relaxation etc.).

The program’s main objectives are to increase tolerance to walking, build endurance, and integrate physical activity into the patient’s routine.


Service available in:

Curé-Labelle - Jean-Talon - Pointe-Claire

Pediatric occupational therapy

If your child seems to have difficulty performing daily activities or if you have concerns regarding their abilities, an occupational therapist can assist you thanks to their vast expertise (hand treatments, creation of orthotic devices and much more).

For further information: pediatric occupational therapy

Paratransit and parking stickers

A disability can generate mobility issues and affect an individual’s ability to move about unimpaired, either temporarily or permanently.

The occupational therapist’s desire is to promote safe movement. Thus, the therapist can prepare a detailed assessment and subsequently request a parking sticker for a mobility-impaired individual, as well as admission to paratransit services, by filling in the appropriate forms from the SAAQ and the STM, respectively.


Service available in:  

Beloeil - Brossard - Curé-Labelle - Fleury - Jean-Talon - Lachine - LaSalle - Maisonneuve - Pointe-Claire - St-Hubert - St-Hyacinthe - St-LaurentVanier - Vaudreuil

Self-help aids

An occupational therapist can help you by recommending appropriate self-help aids to compensate for arthritic pain as well as for any limitations to your body’s functional mobility.


Service available in:

Curé-Labelle

Somatosensory rehabilitation

The purpose of somatosensory rehabilitation is to reduce neuropathic pain caused by a lesion or by nervous system dysfunction.

This pain may be related to sensory conditions such as hypesthesia or mechanical allodynia. Hypesthesia is a sensation that is lesser, strange, or different from that in other, normally-sensitive body parts. Mechanical allodynia refers to pain triggered by a stimulus which is not generally painful, such as gentle stroking. These conditions can affect a patient’s functional capabilities, such as the ability to grasp an object or to tolerate the feel of one’s clothing.

An occupational therapist can assess the patient’s degree of sensitivity and prepare a somatosensory rehabilitation program which helps improve and even normalize the quality of skin-touch sensitivity, enhance autonomy during routine and domestic activities, and reduce neuropathic pain.


Service available in:

Beloeil Curé-Labelle

Our Occupational Therapy Clients

  • Private clients, with or without insurance
  • Injured workers (CSST)
  • Traffic accident victims (SAAQ)

References :
Somatosensory rehabilitation
  • Calva, V., Allard-Breton, MD., Couture, MA., Godbout, E., Lasalle, L., Nedelec, B. (2015). Le traitement de la douleur neuropathique selon la méthode de la rééducation sensitive : Fait clinique. Présentation au Congrès AQIPA septembre 2015. Hôpital de Réadaptation Villa Médica, Montréal, QC.
  • Létourneau, E. (2014). Les représentations de la douleur neuropathique chez les patients suivis en rééducation sensitive: une piste de réflexion pour améliorer l’adhérence thérapeutique. Essai de maîtrise en pratiques de la réadaptation (M.Réad.), Université de Sherbrooke, QC.
Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Association Canadienne des ergothérapeutes (2016). L’ergothérapie et le trouble du spectre de l’autisme. Des histoires et des faits sur l’ergothérapie, Ottawa, ON.
  • Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec (2012). L’ergothérapie auprès de l’enfant qui présente un retard de développement.
Selp-help aids
  • Association Canadienne des ergothérapeutes (2012). Prise de position de l’ACE – Aides techniques et ergothérapie, Ottawa, ON.
Mental health
  • Association Canadienne des ergothérapeutes (2016). L’ergothérapie et la santé mentale. Des histoires et des faits sur l’ergothérapie, Ottawa, ON.
  • Association Canadienne des ergothérapeutes (2016). L’ergothérapie et la santé mentale en milieu de travail. Des histoires et des faits sur l’ergothérapie, Ottawa, ON.
The eldery
  • Association Canadienne des ergothérapeutes (2016). L’ergothérapie et la prévention des chutes. Des histoires et des faits sur l’ergothérapie, Ottawa, ON.
  • Leblanc, M. (2013). Recommandations issues des données probantes pour l’aménagement des résidences privées d’hébergement pour les personnes âgées autonomes et semi-autonomes de 65 ans et plus en prévention des chutes. Projet d’intégration comme exigence partielle à la maîtrise en ergothérapie, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC.

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Problems treated
Problems related to the ankle

Fractures, Preoperative and postoperative issues, Sprain and strain

Problems related to the knee

Fractures, Joint pain, Osteoarthritis and arthritis, Preoperative and postoperative issues, Sprain and strain

Problems related to the lower back

Disk herniation, Low back pain, Lumbar and back sprain, Muscular pain, Sciatic nerve issues

Problems related to the neck

Cervicodynia, Fibromyalgia, Muscular pain, Whiplash injury

Problems related to the shoulder

Bursitis, Capsulitis, Joint pain, Osteoarthritis and arthritis, Tendinitis

Problems related to the wrist

Carpal tunnel syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Sprain, Strain, Tendinitis

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