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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
1351 W Pine Avenue
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
3874 S Milan Way
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
13895 W Wainwright Drive
Boise, ID
 

Ms. Sara Poppleton practices occupational therapy in Boise, ID. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Occupational Therapy
554 N Steelhead Way; Suite 162
Boise, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
1098 N Hickory Avenue; Suite 110
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
3525 E Louise Drive; Suite 500
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
457 S Fitness Place; Suite 100
Eagle, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
10844 W Oswego Drive
Boise, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
179 Sw 5th Avenue
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
12072 Mcmillan Road
Boise, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
3229 S Stonington Avenue
Eagle, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
449 S Fitness Place
Eagle, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
3090 E Gentry Way; Suite 250
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
1550 N. Crestmont Drive; Suite E
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
179 Sw 5th Avenue
Meridian, ID
 

Specializes in Occupational Therapy
68 S Baltic Place
Meridian, ID
 

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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.
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