Skills 4 Living Therapy
Jeanne M. Harper OTR/L, CHT
7332 Lake Davis Road
Portola, CA 96122
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- Occupational Therapy
- Hand Therapy
- Home acessibility consultation
- Activities of Daily Living
- Hand Function
- Hand Rehab
- Post Stroke Rehab
Fundraisers We Support
- Plumas Sierra Bicycle Club
- Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
- High Sierra Animal Rescue
Hours of OperationBy appointment only. A physicians referral is recommended.
The "Practice of Occupational Therapy" means the therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful goal-directed activities (or occupations) which engage the individual's body and mind in meaningful, organized, and self-directed actions that maximize independence, prevent or minimize disability, and maintain health.
Occupational therapy services include occupational therapy assessment, treatment, education of, and consultation with, individuals who have been referred for occupational therapy services subsequent to a diagnosis of disease or disorder.
The occupational therapy assessment identifies performance abilities and limitations that are necessary for self-maintenance, learning, work, and other similar meaningful activities.
Occupational therapy treatment is focused on developing, improving, or restoring functional daily living skills, compensating for and preventing dysfunction, or minimizing disability.
Occupational therapy techniques that are used for treatment involve teaching activities of daily living (excluding speech-language skills); designing or fabricating selective temporary orthotic devices, and applying or training in the use of assistive technology or orthotic and prosthetic devices (excluding gait training).
Occupational therapy consultations provide expert advice to enhance function and quality of life. Consultation or treatment may involve modification of tasks or environments to allow an individual to achieve maximum independence. Services are provided individually, in groups, or through social groups.
Mission StatementSkills 4 Living therapy started with an idea, my mom’s values of hard work and life long learning, and her legacy.
I have had the occasion to treat people in private practice through the years, and have always wanted to have my own practice one day.
My mentor Grace Straw (my Girl Scout leader and and OT), gave me her testing and clinic treatment equipment to get started. I use them in my practice at a local nursing home.
My dream is to have a home setting one day that people with living difficulties can come to and work out their living problems, whether it be an interpersonal difficulty that a psychologist can help them with, or a leisure role barrier that may be overcome through retooling a piece of leisure equipment, or learning a different way to do the same things they have been doing all their lives and wish to continue doing.
Jeanne Harper is an Occupational Therapist, and Hand Therapist professionally, and enjoys balancing out her work endeavors by involving herself in wellness pursuits in her community.
You will find her supporting rest stops in local century rides, supporting multi-use trails for out door walking, cycling, and riding.