Image description: Header reads ‘Occupational Therapy’ on a slate grey rectangle at the bottom left-hand corner. A young girl looks down at multi-colored letters. A blurred Occupational Therapist sits beside her and works with her.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a skilled health care profession that helps individuals of all ages participate in meaningful activities (occupations). We want each individual we support to live life to the fullest. Occupational Therapy practitioners embrace the person-centered approach of O.P.G., Inc. We believe in a model that looks at the person, environment, occupations, and the execution of daily activities, with the individual being the center of what we do in each therapy session.
Why Occupational Therapy?
Practitioners provide individualized and group therapy to address concerns such as:
- Sensory processing and attention issues
- Social participation skills
- Fine motor skills such as grasping, releasing, and handwriting
- Gross motor skills such as balance and eye-hand coordination
- Self-care strategies such as bathing, dressing, brushing teeth, and eating
- Evaluate a person’s need for specialized equipment
How do I inquire?
O.P.G., Inc. is a Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, and Private Pay OT provider in the Fishers office location. As of July 2019, we now accept Anthem and United HealthCare.
Fill out the O.T. Information form below or call 317-376-8847 to schedule an evaluation with our resident occupational therapist, Dr. Jess Pilkington.
Image description: This is a flier for our Occupational Therapy updating people we support that we are now accepting Anthem, Medicaid and UnitedHealthCare. At the bottom there are three notes about the change: 1. Available at our Fishers location. 2. In-Network provider for Anthem and UnitedHealthCare and 3. Contact Dr. Jess Pilkington with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Dr. Jessica Pilkington, O.T.D., O.T.R./L
Image description: Dr. Jess smiles outside the Fishers O.P.G. office. She is wearing a light blue shirt with white, open-circles in the design. In the background are blurred, green bushes.
Dr. Jess was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. After moving to Indiana, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana University Kokomo. She then went on to attain her doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Throughout her graduate education Jess gained clinical skills working in settings such as skilled nursing facilities, pediatric outpatient clinics, orthopedic clinics, and rural Alaskan settings.
While Jess concluded her doctoral residency with O.P.G., Inc., she completed a “feasibility” study of how Occupational Therapy can be implemented within the organization.
Jess strongly supports the mission, vision, and values of O.P.G. in her professional and personal life. Outside the work, Jess enjoys being outdoors with her husband and three dogs.
O.P.G. Pursuit Podcast: below is an interview with Dr. Jess Pilkington. Click the arrow to play.
Transcript available here
Below is a video introducing Opportunities for Positive Growth’s Occupational Therapy Services. Click the red and white arrow to play.
Closed captioning is available.