Occupational Therapy

 

therapyOccupational therapy focuses on improving and strength, upper body flexibility and hand coordination. There are functions essential to performing activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as dressing, preparing meals, eating, performing personal hygiene, writing or competing work-related tasks. Our occupational therapists have extensive experience working with repetitive stress injuries, stroke limitations, and a host of serious chronic conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Occupational therapy may also encompass treating various visual or cognitive difficulties that interfere with a patient’s ability to perform daily tasks.

The occupational therapist assesses functions and potential complications related to the movement of upper extremities, daily living skills, cognition, vision and perception. Occupational therapist help determine, with the patient, the best ways to perform daily living skills including showering, dressing and personal hygiene. The therapist will identify equipment for eating, dressing and bathing. The therapist will also look at skills to prepare the patient for a return to the home. These skills include:

  • Cooking
  • Grocery shopping
  • Banking
  • Budgeting
  • Readiness to return to work by assessing pre-vocational and vocational skills

 

 

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