Each year thousands of people fracture bones, have car accidents, strokes, suffer from arthritis, experience numbness or tingling in their arms or injure their hands in work or household accidents. Any of these injuries or illnesses can severely affect their ability to complete work, provide self-care or enjoy leisure activities.
The goal of occupational therapy is to analyze those limitations resulting from injury or condition and develop a strategic treatment plan. Each treatment plan is individually designed to engage the mind and challenge the body.
With a creative touch, our trained specialists design functional tasks that ultimately improve movement, strength and function. Specialized tools and splints are created when necessary, and patients are given an individualized program to help them meet their goals.
In the workplace, an occupational therapist can assist companies by performing assessments and recommending work site improvements. The results may include returning function to an injured worker or designing a workplace that is safe and efficient.
Who Needs Occupational Therapy?
Often thought of as therapy for everyday living activities, occupational therapy can also offer much more. Just as each person's injury is unique, so is the treatment and equipment we provide.
Creativity is the key to solving a wide array of challenges for all types of people and situations. Common ailments, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, may be relieved through our specialized hand therapy program. More complex situations may require specially created tools or techniques to give an individual more independence.
Regardless of the level of function that needs to be regained, we have the ability to help patients decrease pain and swelling, increase flexibility, mobilize scar tissue and increase function. We educate patients about their conditions and help them progress to a more independent lifestyle.
- People suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, crush injuries, tendon lacerations, DeQuervain's, epicondylitis, burns and amputations.
- Stroke patients, people with hip replacements and those with Parkinson's Disease.
- Individuals who need specially designed tools, equipment, splints or dynamic splints with moving parts.
- Employers in need of work reconditioning solutions
Occupational Therapy Services Specialize In:
- Hand therapy - Patients requiring outpatient elbow, wrist and hand rehabilitation are given specialized programs designed to eliminate or reduce pain and increase function.
- Work reconditioning - Tool adaptations, posture training, task analysis and FCEs (functional capacity evaluations) are among the services provided in the clinic. Special tools are created when needed.
- Activities for daily living - We help people learn new ways to do everyday tasks such as performing personal care, eating and doing laundry.
Does Insurance Cover Occupational Therapy?
Most insurances cover occupational therapy services. However, you should always contact your insurance company to find out the amount of coverage and if they require information about your injury or condition.
For more information on how occupational therapy can help you, please call (937) 498-5332.