OUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
Occupational Therapists (OTs) typically treat patients for activities of daily living. Treatment focuses on the patient’s ability to bathe, dress and groom, perform homemaking tasks, and prepare light meals. Often this is taught using new and alternative techniques for a hemiplegic, low vision techniques for the blind, energy conservation for cardiac and pulmonary patients, etc.
An additional focus of OT is splinting and upper extremity contracture management and reduction, upper body strengthening, endurance building, and fine motor coordination in order for patients to become independent in performing activities of daily living (ADLs).
OTs also address seating and positioning needs, adaptive equipment needs, and environmental changes necessary to make the home safe. In addition, OTs are trained to work with cognitive issues, psychosocial disorders, and often identify visual field cuts or distortions presented by patients.
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