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)

hat Conditions Do OT's Treat?

Hand Disorders

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fine Motor/Dexterity

Orthopedic

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

Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid
  • Osteoarthritis

Fractures

Ligamentous/Muscle Injuries

General Deconditioning

Neurologic

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

Cardiopulmonary

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

Amputee

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