Did you know that April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month? Every April, we celebrate the benefits of Occupational Therapy at the Brian Center of Durham and how it helps so many of our patients.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy focuses on developing or recovering a person's daily living skills that have been lost through illness or injury. Here at the Brian Center of Durham, we first focus on basic tasks such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. We also help patients regain home management skills including cooking, grocery shopping, or paying bills.

How Does Occupational Therapy Work?

Occupational Therapy (OT) addresses the physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments affecting these daily tasks and routines. OT interventions focus on teaching the skill, adapting the environment, modifying the task, and educating the person and family. OT is a client-centered practice that focuses on progressing toward goals developed by the client and therapist together.

If you or a loved one has lost the ability to perform key daily living skills, we can help. Contact the Brian Center of Durham to schedule a tour and learn how Occupational Therapy can help you overcome the limiting effects of illness or injury.