Are you recovering from a recent injury or surgical procedure? Are you living with a chronic condition that causes constant discomfort? Whatever the case may be, occupational therapy can help improve your health. At Hand in Hand Rehabilitation, OT, PC, our occupational therapists can help you restore your function and teach you the skills to manage your daily activities.
Occupational therapy helps people from young to old do the things they want and need to do. This kind of therapy works with people of all ages to live their life to the fullest by promoting health and/or living with injury, illness, or disability.
Occupational therapists (OT’s) treat injured, ill, or disabled patients with the therapeutic use of everyday activities. By implementing strategies to help patients recover, improve, learn and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working duties.
If you are experiencing discomfort, contact Hand in Hand Rehabilitation, OT, PC, today for more information.
What conditions are treated by an occupational therapist
The word “occupation” is used to describe activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, health management, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation.
Occupational therapists work with people to address their physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and sensory-perceptual limitations. OT aims to help improve a person’s performance and engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health and quality of life.
OT’s work with elderly patients and teach them techniques to make completing daily tasks, such as dressing, eating, and bathing, much more manageable. In addition, we also help patients improve their fine and basic motor skills, strength, dexterity, and range of motion.
Occupational therapy focuses more closely on hand, elbow, and wrist pain relief. Some common conditions we treat with OT, through our specialized hand therapy services, include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve injuries
The medical conditions that occupational therapists often treat include the following:
- Chronic pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
Everyday personalized activities that people do as individuals, in families, and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations can involve the execution of multiple activities for completion and can result in various outcomes.
Whether you’re dealing with an old or new issue, conservative care of an occupational therapist is one of the most effective ways to treat pain and injury. The goal of rehabilitation is to help you regardless of your current condition or the setting you need assistance in. We will help you participate in the activities you need and want to do.
What to expect occupational therapy visit
Occupational therapy is more than just addressing an injury. At Hand in Hand Rehabilitation, OT, PC, our dedicated therapists focus on the functional needs of each patient by implementing specific exercises and activities that promote physical and psychological well-being.
We will perform a thorough evaluation, determine the best course of action, and implement the strategies to ensure a positive outcome. We may also include evaluating your home and other environments (i.e.., workplace, school) and making recommendations for adaptive equipment and/or training to fit your needs.
Our team will implement compensatory techniques to help you perform tasks in an alternative manner or by using adaptive aids to be more independent. We can also use compensatory strategies to help you learn new tasks when your abilities and current situation dictate a new way.
Occupational therapists use a holistic perspective, focusing on adapting the environment to fit the person. You will feel better emotionally when you can comfortably engage in essential activities. This unique approach makes occupational therapy a vital part of your health care.
Call to schedule an appointment
Whether you are looking for relief, looking to prevent an injury, or simply improving your physical function, occupational therapy is here for you. Our skilled OT’s will work closely with you to help you reach your goals!
If you’re ready to get started on the path toward improved health, contact our office today!