Occupational Therapy

Occupation can be defined as the way in which we occupy our time. Our daily occupations include self-care, work and leisure. If an illness, injury or disability prevents us from independently performing our occupations, then it is the job of the occupational therapist to provide treatment.

Treatments may include the following:

  • Training in activities of daily living
  • Use of adaptive equipment
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Orthotic design, selection and fitting
  • Pain management
  • Work conditioning and work hardening
  • Sensory re-education
  • Activity modification at home, work, school and leisure
  • Fine motor coordination training
  • Environmental adaptation
  • Guidance and education for family and caregivers

Conditions and injuries treated by an occupational therapist may include:

  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Stroke
  • Tendon injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hand injury
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Post-surgical rotator cuff repair, labrum repair

Skilled treatment provided by an occupational therapist can help individuals achieve and maintain independence in all facets of their lives. OT gives people “skills for the job of living!”

Rehab Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.