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We found 7 occupational therapists who accept Anthem near Santa Barbara, CA.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
2323 De La Vina Street; Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Margaret Hajic practices occupational therapy in Santa Barbara, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
215 Pesetas Lane
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Allyson Edwards practices occupational therapy. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Edwards honors.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
2323 De La Vina Street; Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Jennifer Laur is an occupational therapist in Santa Barbara, CA. She accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
1263 Calle Cerrito; Suite 777
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Karen Luckett specializes in occupational therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
2324 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Erin O'Rourke's area of specialization is occupational therapy. Ms. O'Rourke accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
3732 Greggory Way; Unit 2
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Julie Meers' specialty is occupational therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
2323 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Randi Earl works as an occupational therapist in Santa Barbara, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Disabilities, injuries, or illness can sometimes present obstacles to participation in daily activities. Occupational therapists help their patients adapt and improve useful skills, so that they can succeed at living the life they want.

Typically, occupational therapists address problem areas using a three-pronged approach, to see where adaptations or therapy might be needed. First, they look at the task the patient is attempting. Second, they look at the patient’s ability to perform that task. Finally, they look at the environment in which the task is being performed. Any one or all three of those areas may need adjusting to make the task more manageable.

Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens. They also address all kinds of illness, injury, and disability. Because the scope of their practice is so broad, the therapies they use are widely different for every patient. Some of the therapies they might use include:
  • Advising a company on how to make an office wheelchair-accessible
  • Setting goals for rehabilitation
  • Creating exercise or treatment plans to increase strength or range of motion
  • Contacting support services within the patient’s community
  • Creating adaptations for the home, school, or workplace
  • Identifying coping strategies for pain or stress
  • Educating families about a diagnosis

Engaging in the routine activities of daily life, especially social activities, is extremely important for our well being. Not being able to do the things you want to do or interact with loved ones can even take a toll on your physical health. Occupational therapists are a significant part of the medical team. They help you not only to stay well, but also to lead a productive life full of the things that are important to you.