Occupational Therapy

Who We Are

Working with babies to seniors and everyone in between, Horizon’s dedicated Occupational Therapy (OT) team are problem solvers. Through their innovative and creative work, Horizon’s OT team demonstrates patient-centred care. Occupational therapists (OTs) work with patients whose physical and/or mental health interfere with their ability to do everyday things.

OTs learn what is most important to their patients, identify the barriers, and enable them to find ways to meet their goals, and improve their quality of life. Occupational therapy assistants are also team members who support the provision of occupational therapy services.

What We Do 

Horizon’s occupational therapists have expertise in working with people who have difficulty performing their daily tasks. These tasks may involve: 

  • personal care (such as washing and dressing, getting in/out of the shower) 
  • household chores (such as laundry, cooking, grocery shopping) 
  • work or school transition (such as being able to concentrate, grasping tools at work after an injury to your hand or arm)
  • play or leisure (such as returning to daily walks after a stroke, being able to sit and play a game with friends)

Occupational therapists make recommendations on how to modify the patient’s environment to improve safety and function.

Occupational therapists may recommend equipment/adaptive aids, provide exercises to regain movement and strength, and teach new techniques or strategies to help someone be more independent in their daily life. 

Why Visit an Occupational Therapist?

If you are having concerns with:

  • using your hand(s) and/or arm(s)
    • After surgery or injury
    • Due to a chronic condition such as arthritis, or other illness
  • memory, attention, thinking skills
  • self-care, household chores, work, or leisure activities
  • wounds/ skin breakdown
  • falls or risk of falling
  • functional mobility (getting around your house or community, in/out of shower, on/off toilet)
    • Requiring changes to the home set-up (ex: ramps, bathroom design)
    • Recommendations and prescription of home equipment 
  • managing behaviours and emotions
  • sleep routine
  • fatigue and/or chronic pain
  • child starting school (difficulty holding pencil, crayons, accessibility needs)

How To Contact Us

A doctor’s referral is not required, please call the number below to schedule an appointment.

A Patient’s Story

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Oromocto Public Hospital 103 Winnebago St., Oromocto, New Brunswick, E2V 1C6 506-357-4700
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (Fredericton) 700 Priestman St. , PO Box 9000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 3B7 506-452-5400
Queens North Community Health Centre 1100 Pleasant Dr., Minto, New Brunswick, E4B 2V6 506-327-7800
Central Miramichi Community Health Centre 11 Prospect St., Doaktown, New Brunswick, E9C 1C3 506-365-6100

Facility Name Address Phone
Miramichi Regional Hospital 500 Water St., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 3G5 506-623-3000

Facility Name Address Phone
Sackville Memorial Hospital 8 Main St., Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 4A3 506-364-4100
The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111

Facility Name Address Phone
St. Joseph's Hospital (Saint John) 130 Bayard Dr., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 3L6 506-632-5555
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000
Charlotte County Hospital (St. Stephen) 4 Garden St., St. Stephen, New Brunswick, E3L 2L9 506-465-4444
Sussex Health Centre 75 Leonard Dr., Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 2P7 506-432-3100
St. Joseph’s Community Health Centre 116 Coburg St., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 3K1 506-632-5537

Facility Name Address Phone
Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph (Perth-Andover) 10 Woodland Hill, Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, E7H 5H5 506-273-7100
Upper River Valley Hospital (Waterville) 11300 Route 130, Waterville, New Brunswick, E7P 0A4 506-375-5900
Tobique Valley Community Health Centre 120 Main St., Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, E7G 2E5 506-356-6600