Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

What is OT?

A holistic healthcare profession aimed at promoting health by enabling clients to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across a lifespan. OT's take a thorough history, provide a physical and cognitive examination to identify deficits and develop a treatment plan. The goal is to maximize daily living and work skills of their clients with physical, mental or developmental conditions. Additionally, OT's seek to adapt the environment, modify tasks, teach skills, and educate clients and their families to achieve their goals.

How Do OT's Treat?

  • AOL training Adaptive equipment
  • Therapeutic exercise Manual techniques (soft tissue massage, myofascial release, mobilization)
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation
  • Therapeutic activity
  • Modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, moist heat/ice)

What Conditions Do OT's Treat?

Hand Disorders

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fine Motor/Dexterity


  • Joint Replacements
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Shoulder Replacement


  • Rheumatoid
  • Osteoarthritis


Ligamentous/Muscle Injuries

General Deconditioning


  • CVA(stroke)
  • MS (multiple sclerosis)
  • Parkinson's
  • Neuropathy
  • SCI (spinal cord injury)
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)


  • CHF(congestive heart failure)
  • MI(heart attack)
  • COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis)


  • BKA (below knee)
  • AKA (above knee)
  • Upper Extremity