Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services
Rehabilitative 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


Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
1341 Summer Street, Level 1
 Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3H 4K4
Tel: 902-473-1227
Fax: 902-473-1321

Sessions are also offered virtually using Zoom for Healthcare.

Outpatient OT is offered at other Nova Scotia Health sites throughout the province. Please check the main Occupational Therapy page for a list of locations and contact information. When booking an appointment ask if the practitioner has experience / expertise in ABI.

How do I access ABI outpatient Occupational Therapy services?

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.

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

How do I prepare for my first 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 during 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?

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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