Occupational Therapy provides the opportunity to acquire skills or compensatory techniques through activities of daily living retraining, adaptive equipment training, improving fine motor skills, and splint fabrication.
Occupational therapists ask "Why does this person have difficulties managing his or her daily activities (or occupations)? What can we adapt to make it possible for him or her to manage better and how will this then impact his or her health and well-being?" Emphasis is placed on promoting functional independence of each patient. Our Occupational Therapists work along with physical therapy ensuring a coordinated team approach to the patient’s recovery needs.
After recieving a physician's order, an evaluation is scheduled. On the first visit, the therapist will review the patient’s medical history. Goals will be established based on an individual’s needs. Additional visits, if needed, will be established along with a plan of care individualized for each patient. The expected length of time to reach goals will also be discussed.
Services typically include:
Some of the health conditions that benefit from occupational therapy include: