Focus on Daily Life

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a form of rehabilitation that makes use of activities that have a goal and are meaningful in order to restore or improve a person’s functional performance and increase their ability to perform daily life activities. Occupational therapy addresses multiple components of performing tasks (for example, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, etc.) in a variety of environments to support a person’s engagement in everyday activities that affect health, well-being and quality of life.

The academic discipline behind occupational therapy, Occupational Science, studies the interactive relationship of activities and health; for example, how taking part in ordinary activities can either impair or improve health. Occupational Science also studies the effect that illness, injury, emotions and cultural influences have on a person’s ability to participate in activities that are important to them. Occupational scientists are qualified in a broad range of medical and psychological conditions and issues, often specializing in multiple areas of expertise.

At PAPT, our Dr. Faryl Reingold has a Doctor of Clinical Occupational Therapy (OTD) Degree and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from USC. She is licensed in the state of CA. Her specialties are Weight Management, Chronic Disease Management/Prevention, and Pediatrics. She works with clients to find means of treatment that best fit their interests and lifestyles. She is also trained to use an overall lifestyle approach to preventing disease andimproving wellness, a method of making small changes in habits in order to create measurable, lasting gains, also known as Lifestyle Management.


Dr. Reingold is available to see patients privately at Performing Arts Physical Therapy. Please contact us for additional information or to schedule and appt. Occupational Therapy is covered by most insurance companies with a doctor’s prescription.