Occupational Therapy

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 OPG, 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 Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, and Private Pay OT provider in the Fishers office location.

 

Fill out the OT Information form below or call 317-376-8847 to schedule an evaluation with our occupational therapist.

Meet Dr. Jessica Pilkington, OTD, OTR/L

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 OPG, 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 OPG in her professional and personal life. Outside of work, Jess enjoys being outdoors with her husband and three dogs. 

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