We encourage new and seasoned therapist to utilize this toolkit to include new occupation-based treatment ideas into your practice. Additionally, we include documentation examples to ensure your documentation demonstrates the need for use of therapeutic activities.
Occupation-Based Interventions in Hand Therapy
Fisher (2014) identified that the best practice for occupational therapists is to utilize occupation-based interventions to ensure the best outcomes while keeping interventions client-centered. Occupation-based interventions should be utilized by the occupational therapist working in hand therapy to ensure they are keeping the focus on function and occupation. Without occupation-based interventions the occupational therapy profession will drift from their core values of occupation as a means to an end. The development of this occupation-based intervention toolkit is a necessary next step to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach over the typically used biomedical approach.
Reference: Fisher, A. G. (2014). Occupation-centred, occupation-based, occupation-focused: Same, same or different? Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 21(S1), 96–107. https://doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2014.952912