What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a client-oriented approach to life skill development enhancing function and independence for everyday life tasks through purposeful activities and exercise.
Occupational Therapy (OT) most often addresses conditions, diseases, or injuries that affect your ability to function or participate in everyday living activities. The main focus of OT is to assist with these problems to regain full or maximal independence with daily life skills. Occupations refer to daily activities or tasks that have value and meaning to you that are essential to your identity.
Reasons for Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy can include, but is not limited to:
- Therapies that result in return to activity, work or daily tasks
- Home and Work evaluations, including recommended adaptations
- Assessment of skills and performance for setting treatment goals
- Training in the usage of adaptive equipment or adapted work areas is also offered. Guidance to family members and caregivers is paramount to assist you when necessary.
Your Occupational Therapy Team
The Occupational Therapist utilizes evaluation to assess the limitations and/or restrictions to design a program that will promote and restore function, health, and wellness. Our patients often experience a decreased ability to participate in a meaningful daily life activity because of developmental delays, physical illness or injury, mental health conditions, surgical procedures orthopedic or otherwise, or the process of aging.
The Therapist and the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, working together, develop methods and training to return to a maximized functional level through exercise, strengthening and functional techniques, bracing and splinting fabrication and customization, ADL movement efficiencies, education and instruction to overcome limitations.
The Occupational Therapy team works with patients who have suffered from illness or injury at home, the work place, sport or recreational activity, etc. Learning and Cognitive processing and sensory disturbances are also evaluated and treated by our team of professionals. The therapy staff develops methods and training to return the patient to a maximized functional level. This is achieved through exercise, functional activities, brace/splinting fabrication and customization, and education and/or modification to overcome limitations.
It is the goal of our Occupational Therapy Staff to achieve the highest level of independence in everyday living for those who have suffered from illness or injury at home, work, sports/recreational activities, etc.
Occupational Therapy Treatments include:
- Muscle Weakness
- Arthritis/Joint Pain
- Pediatric Developmental Milestones
- Adaptation/Modification Recommendations
- Home/Work Evaluations
- Adaptive Equipment Training
- Work Injuries
- Post Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Neurological Conditions
- Chronic Swelling
- Post Breast Cancer Rehabilitation