Occupational Therapist Q & A
Hudson Sport & Spine has an occupational therapist. Come see Paulina Kawa MS, OTR/L, a New Jersey-licensed occupational therapist, and let her help you with the things that are important to you! We are conveniently located at 70 Hudson St Suite 2B, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Request an appointment online now or call our office now. We serve patients from Hoboken NJ, Jersey City NJ, East Orange NJ, North Bergen NJ, Kearny NJ and Newark NJ.
Some people need a bit of help with everyday activities like work and even leisure. An occupational therapist is able to help, and we have one here at Hudson Sport & Spine. If you or someone you care about would benefit from seeing an occupational therapist, then connect with our clinic or keep reading. We’ll tell you more about how to see an occupational therapist in Hoboken, NJ!
What does an occupational therapist do?
There are many different health issues that can affect people’s ability to participate in everyday activities. An occupational therapist (OT) is the kind of professional that helps these people. An OT can help people:
- Learn new approaches to doing things
- Relearn skills and develop new skills
- Help make life easier with the use of certain materials or equipment
- Adapt to their environment better or adapt their environment to suit them better
Those things can be helpful in work life, at home, at school, in social life, in recreational life, or in other settings. Occupational therapy isn’t about work training or vocational training; instead, it’s about health care that helps people resume or rejoin participation in everyday activities. For example, people might need help with their computer use skills in a classroom setting. There’s a lot an OT can do to help you!
What body parts do occupational therapists treat?
Often, OTs work with physiotherapists, but the roles are different. Physiotherapists help people restore their physical function, whereas occupational therapists focus on how that function affects people’s ability to do the activities that are important to them.
A physiotherapist is able to help you with any issue related to your spine, feet, ankles, knees, hips, etc., but an occupational therapist is better able to help you with any issues related to your elbows, wrists, and hands. An occupational therapist can help with much more than these body parts, though, like a person’s balance, coordination, memory, organizational skills, disability, work environment, and more. If you have an issue in any of these areas and it’s affecting your everyday life, you should seek out an OT.
Can you self-refer to occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is really accessible for anyone of any age! You can ask your primary care physician, a social worker, or another health/social care professional for a referral, if you like, or you can simply self-refer to see an occupational therapist. This means that if you’d like to speak with an OT right away, you can just contact us here at Hudson Sport & Spine and we can set you up with an appointment/consultation with our occupational therapist near you!
Do you have an occupational therapist in Hoboken, NJ?
Yes, we do! Hudson Sport & Spine has a New Jersey-licensed occupational therapist in Paulina Kawa MS, OTR/L. Paulina would be very happy to speak with you about your health and any help you need with your everyday activities. Take your first step and set up a simple appointment/consultation.
Our clinic is located at 70 Hudson St Suite 2B, Hoboken, NJ 07030, and you can call us or book with us online. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you or someone you care about could benefit from the services of an occupational therapist.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!