Occupational therapy session
The occupational therapist is the ideal health professional to guide the individual in the progressive return to their prelesional activities, taking into account the biopsychosocial dimensions of the individual.
Reasons for consultation
When the medical condition is stabilized and the persistence of pain and functional disabilities hinder a return to regular activities.
Pain is regularly associated with a decreased activity level, which may be necessary for the first few days or weeks following an injury. Once the medical condition has stabilized, the gradual resumption of previous activities, such as domestic activities, work and leisure, is an integral part of the functional recovery process of the injured individual. However, residual pain and fear of worsening their condition are often barriers that hinder the progress of the injured person and can lead to temporary or permanent functional disabilities.
The objectives of early treatment in occupational therapy
- Avoid physical deconditioning despite the persistence of symptoms;
- Provide tools so the individual can better understand and control their condition;
- Quickly promote the participation of the individual in their care.
Since occupational therapy is an active therapy, it contributes significantly to reducing the risk of chronicity and promotes a return to regular activities, such as work.