Answers for your most commonly asked questions
What is OT?
Occupational Therapy is a branch of healthcare that takes the person and their environment and holistically pieces together what barriers are holding you back and what supports are lifting you up in order to reach your life's max potential. OT uses the term "occupation" to mean anything you do in your life...any role you take on. OTs look at the building blocks of that role through activity analysis and environmental feedback to increase your independence and quality of life in daily activities.
How is Integrative OT different from other clinics?
To our knowledge, Integrative OT is the first and only of it's kind in the Southeast US. Integrative OT specializes in health and wellness with an occupational lens treating the person in all areas of their life to reach their healthiest and most meaningful life.
Who can benefit from your treatments?
Everyone! Think of Occupational Therapy as the original life coach. Integrative OT can help in any and all areas of your life: habit cessation or formation, diet and exercise for health, financial management, personal growth, self-care practices, lymphatic detox, reflexology for pain relief, stress management; the list goes on and on!
What insurances do you accept?
I do not accept insurance but am licensed in the state of Alabama and am registered with the National Board of Accreditation meaning you can bill your insurance for my services. I can provide you with those forms and codes after each session.
What does Integrative health mean?
Integrative health simply means combining traditional Western medicine with more holistic Eastern medicine to treat the person as a whole: mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally in their multiple environments: social, physical, etc.
Why OT versus Life Coach
Occupational Therapists are required to have Master's Degrees in order to graduate which encompasses 7 semesters of rigorous studies as well as multiple internships for experience. OTs are also required to sit for a Nationally Board Certified exam, register to practice in their state and adhere to a Code of Ethics or have their license revoked, as well as maintain 15 Continuing Education hours each year. They are in close contact with other healthcare providers and practice using evidenced based practices that have current research to back the interventions they use.