Simply stated, occupational therapists help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do, through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
OT helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community).
OT also addresses the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of well-being through engagement in occupation.
Formal OT begins with a review of your medical history. A variety of assessments will be included to gain a better understanding of your strengths, goals and areas for improvement.
Why do I need OT?
Occupational Therapy (OT) is focused on improving independence, participation and quality of life.
People recovering from orthopedic injuries, neurological events, and/or chronic health concerns can benefit from OT.
Additionally, OTs complete in-office ergonomic evaluations to help workers avoid injury, teach memory strategies to help recovery after a concussion, or work with children to support participation in learning and self-care.
You need OT if you are looking for ways to improve your quality of life, be comfortable in your occupation, participate in valued activities (golfing, cooking, play) or increase your independence.
How can we help?
OTs complete a comprehensive evaluation of the person, environment and desired task(s) and then develop a plan of care to reach the person’s goals.
- Assistive Technology
- Home Safety Evaluations
This plan may include:
• hands-on manual therapy
• custom splinting
• activities for strengthening
• home modification
• driving rehabilitation
• fall prevention training
• caregiver education
• adaptive equipment
What can OT help with?
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Post surgical rehab for the upper extremity
• Balance and aging in place
• Energy conservation techniques
• Vision concerns
• Sensory processing
• Driving assessments
• TBI and stroke recovery
• Arthritis and rheumatic conditions
• Cognitive rehabilitation
OTs have specialty training and experience working with Upper Extremity rehabilitation. Shoulder to fingertip concerns will be treated with the highest-quality care using evidence-based intervention.
Some common examples of upper extremity conditions treated by OTs include fractures, arthritis, cumulative trauma, ligament injuries/ instability, tendon injuries, and nerve injuries.