Our Occupational Therapy Services Division:
An Occupational therapist helps clients of all ages improve their ability to participate in activities at home, work, and leisure. Our OT will perform neurological and musculoskeletal-based evaluations to determine baseline functional and cognitive status. The therapist then designs a course of treatment with specific interventions and attainable goals to improve function and independence in daily activities. In order to help reach these goals, the OT may utilize many different treatment approaches. Some examples of therapeutic activities included in an Occupational Therapy neurological rehabilitation program are:
- Activities to improve mobility, coordination & balance.
- Exercises & splinting to manage spasticity and pain or increase ROM.
- Retraining in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as grooming, bathing, feeding, handwriting, meal preparation and basic housekeeping.
- Sensory integration.
- Upper extremity function.
- Recommendations for assistive devices that promote independence.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:
- Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Nerve Injury
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Pain, Wounds and Scars
- Sensory Impairments
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tendon Injuries
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy