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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OT's) are health care professionals who provide skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all areas of their lives. OT's help people master the "skills for the job of living," necessary for independent and satisfying lives. Every day, children, adults and the elderly, have or develop health conditions that impair their ability to manage their everyday life tasks. Whether it is limitations after a stroke, an injury involving the arm, wrist or hand, or progressive diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, occupational therapy helps the individual regain motion, strength and coordination to return to a higher level of function. If these things can't be improved, OT's offer creative solutions and alternatives for carrying out daily activities.

OT's provide comprehensive evaluations and implement customized treatment programs to improve an individual's level of functioning, no matter what the cause. Services typically include intervention for:

  • Stroke
  • Progressive neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and ALS
  • Arthritis
  • Cumulative Trauma such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow & Golfer's Elbow (Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Injuries & Fractures to the elbow, wrist & hand
  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Delays in development in children
  • General debilitating illnesses
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

OT's also provide specialized services in:

  • Adaptive equipment recommendations/training
  • Education/guidance to family members/caregivers
  • Home safety evaluations/recommendations