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?

OPG, Inc. is a Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver provider and an in-network provider for MHS, Anthem, and United Healthcare. 

Fill out the O.T. Information form below or call 317-601-3783 to schedule an evaluation with our Director of Occupational Therapy, 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 jpilkington@opgrowth.com

Meet Dr. Jessica Pilkington, O.T.D., O.T.R./L

Dr. Jess Pilkington, Occupational Therapist for Opportunities for Positive Growth. 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.

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.

In December of 2019, Dr. Jess became O.P.G., Inc.’s Director of Occupational Therapy.

Jess strongly supports the mission, vision, and values of O.P.G. in her professional and personal life. Outside of work, Jess enjoys being outdoors with her family and three dogs.

Meet Paige Ubel, BS, COTA/L

Image description. Paige smiles in front of a white wall. She is wearing a long sleeve black shirt with leopard print sleeves. 

Paige grew up in Cutler, IN. She has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Purdue University. Paige obtained her OTA degree from Navarro College in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked alongside Dr. Jess part time since November 2020 at the Fishers office as well as working part time at an orthopedic/hand therapy clinic in Lafayette. Paige loves developing relationships with the people we support and helping them achieve their long and short term goals. Outside of work, Paige loves to spend time with her family, friends, her husband, and dog Callie. 

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.

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