Enhancing the Occupation of Living
- Posted on: Apr 6 2016
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES are designed to help individuals reclaim their active lifestyles, regaining abilities that may have been lost due to illnesses, injuries, or simply the passage of time.
Age, health conditions, and debilitating injuries may compromise the function of the body or brain, but there are options to help individuals live life fully in the face of challenges.
Enter occupational therapists, healthcare professionals trained to identify and implement solutions to meet each individual’s unique needs. The key to this type of therapy is empowering patients and families to take control of their own daily activities. By adapting the environment according to each individual’s circumstances and capabilities, occupational therapists can ease the routine tasks of living, which may be as simple as walking to the mailbox or unloading the dishwasher.
Occupational therapists may specialize in a wide variety of treatment options and programs, including:
Occupational Therapy at Summit Healthcare
Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is staffed by a robust occupational therapy team trained to guide children and adults who may be in need of a full spectrum of occupational therapy services, such as:
Hand therapy—Certified Hand Therapists work together with patients and families to find options to use the hands and arms to the maximum level of function when use has been compromised by developmental issues, disease, or injury.
Neurological rehabilitation—Neurological experts with Summit Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offer options to address emotional, functional, medical, or social issues caused by neurologic conditions and events, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
Wheelchair evaluations—Specialists are available to provide physical evaluations, help patients learn to properly use a wheelchair, and even navigate insurance-related issues.
April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month. For more information about occupational therapy services available through Summit Healthcare, visit summithealthcare.net > Services > Therapy Services > Occupational Therapy.