Occupational Therapy

If you or someone you love has neurological damage from a stroke or an accident, it may be a challenge to perform activities of daily living (ADL) like getting dressed, cooking meals or talking on the phone. Occupational therapy is an important process that helps patients rebuild and recover lost physical and mental abilities. When you’re just starting out, our occupational therapists will evaluate your movement, strength and balance to examine the patterns of changes to ADLs. Then they will develop a personalized plan that includes exercises to help relearn these activities and also introduce any adaptive equipment you may need, such as walkers or typing tools.

Preparing for therapy

No two injuries are created equal, and neither are the plans to get you back to a normal life. The first step in the process is working with a therapist to build a plan tailored to you. This will include:

  • Evaluating your range of motion and balance, as well as other physical indicators
  • Looking for deficits in your activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Making arrangements for any walking aids or other equipment you may need during recovery

During treatment

Therapy contains both physical and mental elements. These can include:

  • Exercises to improve speaking and writing
  • Physically challenging exercises to build strength and improve mobility
  • Help for the every day things like eating, getting dressed and using the bathroom
  • Memory and problem solving games to help improve concentration
  • Anything that can make your transition back to your day job more seamless.

Treatment options

  • Activities of daily living (ADL's)/Functional Mobility
  • Upper Extremity function
  • Hand function/Coordination
  • Therapeutic exercises for U/E's
  • Upper extremity pain management
  • Joint/ soft tissue mobilization  for U/E's
  • Therapeutic positioning
  • Energy conservation and task simplification
  • Visual -perceptual training
  • Neuro developmental training
  • Sensory Integration

Sending you on your way

We don’t just pack you up and send you on your way. Your therapists will provide emotional support and guidance so you can transition back to your everyday life.

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