Do you need to recover from a recent injury or surgical procedure? Do you have a chronic condition that causes you constant or chronic pain? In any case, occupational therapy can help you improve your health. Our occupational therapists at Hand In Hand Rehabilitation can help you regain function and learn how to manage your daily activities.
Occupational therapy assists people of all ages in doing what they want and need to do. This type of therapy helps people of all ages live their lives to the fullest by promoting health or coping with an injury, illness, or disability.
Occupational therapists (OTs) use everyday activities to treat injured, ill, or disabled patients by implementing strategies to assist patients in regaining, improving, learning, and maintaining the skills required for daily living and work duties.
What conditions does an occupational therapist treat?
The term “occupation” refers to daily activities, instrumental daily activities, health management, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation.
Occupational therapists help people with physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and sensory-perceptual issues. Occupational therapy seeks to improve a person’s performance and participation in occupations that affect physical and mental health, as well as quality of life.
Occupational therapists work with elderly patients to teach them techniques to make daily tasks like dressing, eating, and bathing more manageable. We also assist patients in improving their fine and basic motor skills, strength, dexterity, and range of motion.
Occupational therapy focuses on pain relief in the hands, elbows, and wrists. Some of the most common conditions we treat with OT through our specialized hand therapy services are as follows:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve damage
Occupational therapists frequently treat the following medical conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Injuries to the brain
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Whether you have a new or old problem, conservative care from an occupational therapist is one of the most effective ways to treat pain and injury.
The goal of rehabilitation is to assist you regardless of your current situation or condition. With our team of skilled occupational therapists, we can assist you in participating in the activities that you love again and make your daily life easier.
What to expect from an occupational therapy appointment
Occupational therapy is about more than just treating injuries. Our dedicated therapists at Hand In Hand Rehabilitation in New York focus on the functional needs of each patient by implementing specific exercises and activities that promote physical and psychological well-being.
We will conduct a thorough evaluation, determine the best course of action, and put the strategies in place to ensure a successful outcome. We may also assess your home and other environments (for example, workplace and school) and make recommendations for adaptive equipment and/or training to meet your needs.
Our team will use compensatory techniques to help you perform tasks in a different way or by using adaptive aids to help you be more independent. We can also use compensatory strategies to assist you in learning new tasks when your abilities and current situation require it.
Occupational therapists take a holistic approach, focusing on adapting the environment to the individual. When you can comfortably engage in essential activities, you will feel better emotionally. Occupational therapy is an important part of your health care because of this unique approach.
Call Hand In Hand Rehabilitation today to schedule an appointment!
Occupational therapy can help you whether you are looking for relief, concerned about injury prevention, or simply aiming to improve your physical function. Our skilled OTs will collaborate with you to help you achieve your goals!
Contact our clinics in New York, NY or Carle Place, NY today if you’re ready to start on the road to better health!