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Occupational Therapy on the North Shore

The scope of practice of our occupational therapists is vast and diverse, but always centered on a fundamental objective: promote your autonomy and well-being. Whether you are facing physical health issues, mental health issues, or have suffered a concussion, our team is here to support you in your return to meaningful activities and your return to work.

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What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is based on an in-depth understanding of the relationships between human activities, the environment and health. The occupational therapist takes the time to identify the challenges you are facing in order to establish a personalized action plan. Their goal? Help you to overcome the obstacles which hinder your ability to carry out your daily activities and/or your work and propose concrete actions to improve your physical, cognitive and social abilities, as well as reduce your disability situations. At Vertex, we specialize in the management of physical health issues and concussions.

Why consult an occupational therapist?

Several reasons may motivate an occupational therapy consultation:

  • Concussion rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Pain management
  • Managing stress and emotions
  • Chronic fatigue and issues related to sleep
  • Transient mental health disorders (Adjustment disorder, major depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress, etc.)

Occupational therapy meets varied and complex needs. Targeted interventions may include improving motor, cognitive and psychosocial skills, as well as adaptations to your environment (home, work, leisure, etc.), according to objectives personalized to your needs which will be determined during the assessment.

An intervention plan that targets your needs

Improve your quality of life.

Physical health expertise

After assessing the limitations and physical health problems that affect your quality of life, our occupational therapists will offer you strategies adapted to your reality.

Recommendations may include carrying out targeted exercises, advice regarding your posture, protecting your joints, adopting healthy lifestyle habits, changes in your ways of doing things or even adaptations to your environment.

We are in solution mode to optimize your autonomy and improve your physical and functional abilities, in the different spheres of your life. We can also develop a plan to encourage your return to work, in a sustainable and safe manner.

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A team specialized in concussions

After a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), it is important to establish strategies to reduce the brain's energy demands et ainsi maximiser sa guérison. Spécialisés dans les interventions des commotions, nos ergothérapeutes vous aideront à retrouver un équilibre en établissant un horaire occupationnel qui facilite la résolution progressive des symptômes et, ainsi, vous pourrez retrouver votre rythme de vie.

The life of a person who has suffered a concussion can be turned upside down, both in their daily activities and at work, at school or in their hobbies. We know it. Whatever the challenges – sleep problems, visual difficulties, vestibular difficulties, emotional lability, fatigue, anxiety, difficulty with memory or concentration – we are at your side.

The benefits of occupational therapy

Occupational therapy offers considerable benefits by improving autonomy and quality of life. It helps to regain or develop the skills necessary to carry out daily activities, whether domestic, professional or social tasks.

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Occupational therapy interventions promote rehabilitation after injuries or illnesses, management of chronic conditions, and adaptation to the challenges of aging. By offering pain management techniques, environmental modifications and strategies to better manage stress and emotions, occupational therapy contributes to overall well-being, thus strengthening self-esteem and personal satisfaction.

Consult an occupational therapist

The Vertex team will be happy to welcome you.
Bureau de consultation de l’ergothérapeute à la clinique Vertex, à Mirabel

A multidisciplinary team at your service

Our occupational therapists work in collaboration with health professionals from Vertex to provide you with professional support and sustainable rehabilitation. Naturopaths, osteopaths, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, all have your health and well-being at heart. At Vertex, you have access to a multidisciplinary team focused on your needs. The consultations take place at our Mirabel office, on the North Shore, in the Laurentians.  

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