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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services

Outpatient Occupational Therapy (OT) provides individualized therapy to address the impact brain injury can have on daily activity such as:

  • Upper extremity / hand therapy
  • Spasticity (tone) management / splinting assessment and fabrication
  • Community living skills (e.g., banking, shopping, cooking, transportation)
  • ABI education and strategies (e.g., fatigue, memory, organization)
  • Selfcare
  • Functional transfers and mobility
  • Kitchen safety
  • Work / school
  • Home / community accessibility

How do I prepare for my appointment/visit?

You will be contacted to schedule your first visit and provided with the appointment time and location.

It may be helpful to have a support person with you.

Wear comfortable clothing. We recommend wearing layers as the temperature in the building can vary.

What will happen at my appointment?

The Occupational Therapist (OT) will ask you about your brain injury. They will include questions about your medical history, lifestyle, and goals. They will complete an assessment of your physical, cognitive, perceptual, and psychosocial functioning to determine the impact of your brain injury on your daily activities. They will develop a treatment plan with you to improve your function. The Occupational Therapist will measure your progress regularly and adjust your treatment according to your needs.

Will there be any follow up after my appointment?

The need for follow up and whether you should be referred to other services will be discussed during your visit(s).

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Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

This service is available at the following locations:

How do I access this service at this location?

Referrals are accepted from physicians and other healthcare providers using the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Referral. Referrals can be faxed to 902-473-1321.

You can self-refer by mailing, faxing, or dropping off an Outpatient Occupational Therapy Self Referral form.

Outside of Central Zone, please refer to the main Occupational Therapy page for details.

Patient Education Resources

Concussion Recovery

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This pamphlet includes information on how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, and what to expect the first few weeks. An in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, and a FAQ section is also included.

Anger After an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

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Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided.


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