Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on increasing a person’s independence at home, work and leisure following an injury or debilitating condition. Occupational Therapy is a patient-centered vocation that specializes in treating injuries to the upper extremities (hand, elbow, neck or shoulder), enabling people to participate in activities of daily living (ADLs) through specific treatment plans. In addition to our OT services, we also offer the following specialized programs:
- Diabetic foot care
- Work modification education
- Lymphedema and pain management
- Cognition and visual perception training
- Strengthening, coordination and joint protection
Who can benefit?
Occupational Therapy is not age specific. Anyone who has a condition or injury, which limits his or her ability to participate in activities of everyday life, is a candidate for Occupational Therapy. That includes persons who experience one or more of the following:
- Head injury
- Joint replacement
- Upper extremity sprain/strain
- Other debilitating conditions that impair function
- Spinal cord injury
- Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
What should I expect?
Our Occupational Therapists will design a treatment plan that’s right for you, based on your specific needs. Those treatments could include anything from training to improve function, to evaluations for assistive equipment for home and education. Some of our Occupational Therapy services include:
- Training to improve functional abilities for bathing, dressing, eating and other activities of daily living.
- In-home modifications and adaptive equipment to increase independence.
- Environmental assessments to improve home safety and access.
- Wheelchair evaluation for seating, positioning and mobility.
- Upper extremity range of motion, strengthening and conditioning.
- Splinting for hands and forearms to ensure joint protection and alignment.
- Instruction on energy conservation and work simplification.
- Caregiver training to assist with patient activities at home.
How do I get started?
Call us to see how PTS can help YOU today! Although no physician referral is needed to see an occupational therapist, some insurance companies may require a referral for coverage.