Occupational Therapy is therapy designed to help people regain mobility and proper function of injured parts. The goal of an Occupational Therapist is to help patients accomplish daily tasks and resume a normal routine when illness or injury reduces that capacity.
Occupational Therapists devise a recuperative treatment plan based on the extent of injury and pain, the daily tasks the patient needs to perform, and the goals for resuming domestic, occupational, or sports-related activities. Treatment plans consist of therapeutic exercises, cognitive therapy, managing stress and emotional strain during the recuperation period, safety around the home, steps for resuming normal activity, and often include a home exercise program.
Our Occupational Therapists provide individualized recuperative care for our patients after acute, post-surgical, and chronic musculoskeletal impairments. By working together with Medical Doctors, Chiropractic Physicians, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, and Athletic Trainers, our Occupational Therapists help patients resume their previous level of activity and improve function.
Occupational Therapy can help with:
- Postoperative care for orthopedic and spinal surgery, joint replacements, & tendon and ligament repair
- Fracture management
- Daily Routine (bathing, dressing,& hygiene)
- Fine and gross motor control
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Custom hand orthotics/splinting
- Muscle sprains
- Energy conservation
- Return to work/play at functional capacity