The Occupational Therapy Assistant-Physiotherapy Assistant (OTA-PTA) performs occupational therapy and physiotherapy interventions for clients with mental and physical conditions, under the direction of a Physiotherapist or an Occupational Therapist.
They are an important member of the healthcare team who have direct contact with clients.
- The OTA-PTA uses hands-on intervention to improve clients' ability to perform daily activities and their quality of life.
- They are also responsible for managing client treatment areas and equipment procurement.
In this program, you learn:
- Theory behind the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy and have an opportunity to apply your knowledge through clinical experiences and practicums
- How to teach and enable clients and families to effectively cope with limitations in movement, daily functioning and activities (temporary or permanent) during and following recovery