Occupational Therapy

The name originates from occupational therapy’s history when “occupations” were considered all the things one does during the day to occupy their time—from taking care of personal needs, working, and leisure activities.

Our team of occupational therapists help individuals who have experienced illnesses, injuries, or other disabling conditions learn how to:

  • Dress and bathe independently
  • Learn how to manage edema after breast cancer
  • Use their injured hands to work on a computer
  • Plan and cook a meal safely
  • Use public transportation
  • Learn to use the cell phone with non-dominant hand
  • Help a child learn how to write

Our occupational therapy professionals use exercises, advanced rehabilitation techniques, and patient education to assist patients in regaining their independence. Some advanced techniques include:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Neurodevelopment Treatment Techniques
  • Fabrication of Splints
  • Home Assessment for Home Modifications
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Orthopedic Protocols
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Developmental Treatment Approaches

 We also work with patients with conditions such as:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Strokes
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Our OT’s may help a young child with cerebral palsy learn to use her hands to hold a crayon, teach a person who uses the computer many hours a day how to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or help a person who had a stroke use their hand to comb their hair again.

Occupational Therapy works with a large variety of illnesses and disorders and works closely with other health care team members to maximize independence and regain their abilities for everyday life.