How can I find an occupational therapist (OT)?
To find a licensed OT who specializes in stroke rehabilitation, ask for a reference from your doctor, hospital, or physical therapy center. You may also be able to find an OT through your health insurance or in the phone book in the yellow pages under "rehabilitation."
OTs are required to undergo special training, so make sure the OT you choose is licensed by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). You can contact NBCOT to verify that your OT is licensed at www.nbcot.org.
Links to Occupational Therapy Resources
American Occupational Therapy Association
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
- De Wit L, Putman K, Lincoln N, et al. Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe: What Do Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists Actually Do? Stroke. June 1, 2006 2006;37(6):1483-1489.
- Steultjens EMJ, Dekker J, Bouter LM, et al. Occupational Therapy for Stroke Patients: A Systematic Review * Occupational Therapy for Stroke Patients: When, Where, and How? Stroke. March 1, 2003 2003;34(3):676-687.