Occupational Rehab

Do what you love, love what you do.

Occupations are the daily activities that people do in their homes, at school/work, and within their community.

When a person is having difficulties completing the tasks that they want to do, or need to do, perhaps due to a disability or illness, an occupational therapist can help. This can be done by providing individualized therapy, and by making creative changes to the person’s tasks or environments.

Occupational rehab can help you develop the skills needed for day-to-day activities when your abilities have been impaired by injury, illness, chronic disease, mental health issues, and developmental delays, learning problems, other health factors and the impacts of getting older.

Work Conditioning

A work conditioning Program is a rehabilitation program designed to assist individuals who have sustained musculoskeletal injuries in achieving a safe and sustainable return to work. The conditioning program is an individualized program that involves education, injury-specific strengthening, cardiovascular and flexibility training, as well as, focused on functional restoration and work-simulated activities.

Work conditioning programs provide a transition between acute care and gradual return to work while addressing the issue of productivity, safety, physical tolerances and work behaviours. Programs use conditioning tasks that are graded to progressively improve the function of the individual in conjunction with real or simulated work activities.

Disability Case Management

YKPT can provide the medical and rehabilitative expertise combined with a sound working knowledge of the health care system and duty to accommodate rights to ensure an effective and appropriate care plan for employees. We provide disability case management for a variety of clients including insurance and lawyers by assisting with communication between all necessary health care team members.

We are able to initiate and maintain a well-coordinated response to the individual’s rehabilitation and medical needs. At YKPT, we pride ourselves in being able to facilitate lasting solutions, within a northern context, that benefit everyone involved.

Progressive Goal Attainment Program

PGAP is an evidence-based treatment program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions. PGAP is a 10-week intervention program that is aimed to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress, promote re-integration into life-role activities, increase quality of life and facilitate a return to work

Life Care Plan & Costs of Future Care

Future care requirements for long term are methodically determined through comprehensive evaluation. The amount of support and assistance required to attain pre-accident level of functioning is clearly outlined in future care costs. Equipment, home modifications, attendant care, homemaking, childcare, travel assistance and other requirements are addressed in a detailed report. YKPT provides a way to plan for the lifetime needs of an individual with a disability.