Occupational therapy


Occupational therapy is a health science whose goal is to help any individual with physical or mental difficulties to regain optimal functioning, such as:


  • Increase independance in daily tasks
  • Increase independance  in domestic tasks
  • the return to  leisure activities
  • the return to work
  • better pain management
  • better stress management
  • greater satisfaction in daily life

To do this, following an evaluation of your condition, your occupations and your environment, the occupational therapists at Physiothérapie Boisbriand work in collaboration with you to determine your priorities. They have several modalities at their disposal in order to achieve your objectives, including

  • Graduated therapeutic activity program
  • Work tasks simulations 
  • Planning and support for the return to work
  • Recommendations of adaptive equipement relevant to the condition
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Education about the condition and/or symptoms
  • Teaching the principles of proper postural hygiene
  • Teaching the principles of safe work techniques
  • Teaching pain management strategies
  • Listening and psychosocial support

For more information specific to your condition, please click on the tab corresponding to the service you need.


  • You will be asked to complete a health assessment online or in paper format depending on your preference. If you choose in person, you are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to complete it.
  • Bring all documents relevant to your condition (prescription, medical results and reports, etc.) 
  • Bring appropriate clothing according to your condition in order to proceed with the physical evaluation (e.g. closed shoes in order to carry out activities in the gym, short sleeve shirt in order to proceed with the fabrication of a custom splint if necessary, etc.)
  • Bring any technical aids, splints or adaptive equipement that you have so that the occupational therapist can evaluate the impact of these aids on your daily life. 
  • Treatment goals will be established with you during the first session according to the evaluation, your needs and your expectations.


Here are 5 points that distinguish our occupational therapy team:

  1. Varied expertise: Our team is composed of 6 occupational therapists with over 40 years of experience. Our therapists complement each other in their approaches and accumulate many hours of continuous education training each year in order to better meet your needs. In fact, our therapists often travel to the United States to attend specialized conferences. Our vast expertise allows us to offer you a varied and complementary treatment that is always up to date with the latest scientific data.
  2. Quick access: With our large team of occupational therapists, we are proud to be able to offer you quick access. In general we are able to plan an  evaluation  within 1 to 5 working days, always taking into account your availability and that of the therapist who could best meet your needs.
  3. Collaborative approach: Monthly meetings between occupational therapists ensure efficient knowledge sharing and offer the team the possibility, with the patient's consent, to discuss certain case histories in order to optimize treatment. In addition, they can also rely on their colleagues in the clinic such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, acupuncturists  to optimize treatment. This close collaboration allows us to take another look at your condition and, if necessary, to refer you as quickly as possible to a therapist who is qualified to help you with your condition. Thus, when faced with a difficulty, your therapist can count on his or her team to have a second opinion on the evolution of your condition and to propose other alternatives if necessary.
  4. Access to medical specialists: The occupational therapy team also has the opportunity to work with a physiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon at the clinic. This allows the occupational therapist to ask for their opinions regarding your medical findings. Similarly, the team benefits from  meetings with the different specialists in order to exchange on the latest scientific data of their respective practices and are available to answer the therapists' questions.
  5. Warm, individualized and family oriented approach: Finally, our team is recognized for its warm and personalised approach. For us, you are not just a patient with a health condition. Rather, you are an individual who has chosen us for his or her rehabilitation process and who is not only an expert on his or her condition, but also an individual with a wealth of experience. It is therefore through an individualized approach and in collaboration with you, that we wish to accompany you in your rehabilitation process. Welcome to the family!