Occupational therapy is a patient centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through the use of occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in activities of everyday life. Occupational therapy benefits people across a lifespan to improve functioning whether the disability or injury is a result from an accident, repetitive activity, birth defect, disease, or aging. It also focuses on personal and work activities, both in helping people with disabilities or injuries to find ways to maximize independence in everyday life.
Occupational therapists ask “what matters to you?” not “what’s the matter with you?”
Common conditions our occupational therapists treat include:
- Orthopedic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand
- Inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Neurological conditions such as Stroke and Parkinson’s disease
- Connective tissue disorders such as Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome
- General debilitation
- Pediatric injuries
Common services our occupational therapists offer include:
- Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity
- Custom orthotics for the upper extremity
- Functional Capacity Evaluation
- Work conditioning
- Ergonomics consultation
- Home modification
Visit one of our occupational therapists to regain independence in your life!
Information courtesy of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the World Federation of Occupational Therapy.