Occupational therapists work to help those with a variety of physical and cognitive deficits regain specific skills through the therapeutic use of everyday activities?
Our experienced team of occupational therapists work with seniors who are suffering from a variety of orthopedic, neurological and general medical conditions. Throughout the course of treatment, our occupational therapists work diligently to:
- Maximize independence with daily activities (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, home management, etc.), through instruction in compensatory techniques.
- Design a customized exercise program to strengthen muscles in the upper body and improve movement that has been impaired due to an injury, fracture, stroke, etc.
- Incorporate the use of modalities in a function-based program in order to minimize pain and increase functional use of the shoulder, arm, wrist and hand.
- Improve fine motor skills, coordination, and dexterity.
- Perform home visits and make appropriate recommendations regarding the patient’s living environment, in order to facilitate safety and independence.
- Improve balance.
- Educate arthritic patients on effective techniques used to protect the joints.
- Educate patients with cardiac and respiratory concerns on energy conservation and work simplification techniques as a means to improve endurance.
- Assess visual skills and visual perceptual deficits following a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
- Evaluate functional cognitive skills such as problem solving, reasoning and memory in order to maximize the ability to perform complex tasks such as money management, medication management, and other thought processes.
- Produce custom-made splints to improve movement, relieve pain or protect joints.
Note: A physician’s order is required for occupational therapy. Medicare and most insurances are accepted.