Fine and gross motor coordination, strength, balance, posture, endurance, functional mobility
Areas of Assessment
Visual, hearing, sensation, spacial awareness
Concentration, safety awareness, judgment, organization, communication
Support from others, family/patient roles, motivation, outside of home activities, etc.
What is Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy (OT) is a blend of mental, physical, and psychological exercises to enable patients to perform EVERY DAY ACTIVITIES. These tasks include basic activities such as driving, getting dressed, eating and even walking.
Our occupational therapists look at the whole person: socially, emotionally, cognitively as well as physically. They are highly trained in breaking a task down (Activity Analysis) to understand where the barriers exist that limits a person’s ability to perform desired activities. Then we provide appropriate types of interventions that may best help the patient improve their abilities to perform functional activities.
Efficiency with self-feeding, grooming/hygiene, dressing, bathing, toileting, laundry, kitchen tasks, housekeeping, medication routine
Develop appropriate interests to match abilities, get out again: shopping, visiting friends/family, social events
Cooking, gardening, computer work, household management skills
- Rehabilitation – Exercise, Joint ROM, Joint Protection tech, Pain Reduction techniques, Balance, Endurance/Tolerance, Functional Transfer and Mobility, Visual and/or Hearing adaptation tech, Cognitive retraining, Neuro Re-Ed, Modalities, Breathing Tech’s, Body Mechanics
- Adaptation – Alter activity method; Education and Training in modification tech; Adapt objects or the physical environment, Energy conservation
- Adaptive Equipment – reacher, sock aide, shower chair, grab bars, bed rail, mobility devices, etc.
- Environmental – Home Safety ed and training in furniture arrangement, removing throw rugs, safe use and placement of adaptive equip or durable medical equip; Work Simplification placing frequently used items in easier places, planning day/week activities, sitting or standing and posture/position during functional tasks
- Caregiver Training – to ensure safe and efficient carryover