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Occupational Therapy

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Why Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy may be recommended on an inpatient, outpatient, or in-home basis to help care for the following issues that can affect your ability to complete everyday tasks:

  • Acute and chronic injuries to the upper extremities, including all types of fractures
  • Ligament and tendon repairs (hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder)
  • Post-operative total joint replacement of the shoulder
  • Neurological disorders
  • Deconditioning
  • Work hardening/work condition
  • Vision problems (visual neglect and visual field cuts)
  • Impairments affecting fine motor coordination
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Adaptive equipment

Treatment Goals

The overarching goals of an occupational therapy program are to:

  • Help restore function
  • Rebuild strength
  • Alleviate pain

More specifically, occupational therapy is designed to help you work through impairments to completing or participating in meaningful activities including:

  • Activities of daily living (ADLs) including tasks such as grooming, bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) including laundry, housekeeping, financial management, shopping, and meal prepartion
  • Rest and sleep
  • Education/work
  • Play, leisure and social participation