April is Occupational Therapy Month, the perfect time to educate your friends and family on occupational therapy and its importance. Occupational therapy is the “only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities,” according to the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Occupational therapy helps people at all stages of life develop, maintain, or recover the necessary skills to perform daily tasks. At Comprehensive Medical Care, our team can help address any of the following ailments:
- Ankle issues
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Finger, hand and wrist injuries
- Knee pain
- Return to work
- Return to play
- Shoulder injuries
- Back pain
- And so much more!
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy has many benefits, including:
Improves physical functioning
Occupational therapy helps people restore their preferred life activities, allowing them to move freely with confidence. Being able to move freely promotes health and well-being through a more engaged lifestyle.
Enhancing emotional well-being
When you are unable to perform simple daily tasks or activities that matter to you, your emotional well-being may start to decline. It can be discouraging when you have to sit out of certain activities or need the help from someone else. Occupational therapy provides support to empower people to overcome those barriers preventing them from performing such activities.
Improves an individual’s independence
Occupational therapy helps improve an individual’s independence. Relying on someone else to help you perform certain activities can be challenging. With occupational therapy, our team can help you get back on your feet and live life to its fullest.
If you are suffering from physical, sensory, or cognitive disability due to an accident or other ailment, schedule an appointment to see our Occupational Therapists. Our professional staff at Comprehensive Medical Care assists in devising a personal recuperative treatment plan based on the extent of your injury and the pain you are experiencing.
We help our patients regain control of their lives by completing everyday tasks like rising from a seated position, reaching overhead, and resuming fun activities such as drawing, playing with children, hiking, and playing sports. Treatment plans consist of working to regain activities of daily living, enhancing mobility, increasing muscular strength, improve endurance, and correct movement inefficiencies.