Dr. Llaca is the director of our Occupational Therapy department. He specializes in the adult neurological population. Dr. Llaca is also a lead instructor at the University of St. Augustine where he also serves as a level 1 fieldwork preceptor.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
Who would benefit from Occupational Therapy?
Some Individuals who would benefit from OT include:
What do Occupational Therapists Bring to the Mental Health Treatment Team?
Many people only associate occupational therapy with pediatric services or physical rehabilitation. They are surprised to find occupational therapists also work in mental health settings.
The training of an OT requires holistic approaches well suited for work in mental health. In addition to their training in physical well-being, occupational therapists are also trained in:
As in other OT settings, the ultimate focus of occupational therapy is to assist clients in participating in daily activities as independently as possible.
Full Circle Therapy's Occupational Therapy Team
Here at Full Circle Therapy we have made it our mission to specialize in bridging the gap between Mental Health Treatment and Occupational Therapy Services. Our OTs run various mental health groups where you can put into practice the skills you need to achieve a sense of overall well-being.
OT Mental Health groups include:
If someone you know needs Occupational Therapy services we can help.