Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy's goal is to improve the function in individuals who have experienced a disability, illness, injury, surgery or physical/cognitive/psychosocial challenge. This includes but is not limited to:

Cerebral vascular accidents
Orthopedic fractures, tendonitis
Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome,
Amputation, cardiac complications
Respiratory conditions.

Occupational therapy strives to improve functional performance in the area of activities of daily living, specifically bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

Recommendations are made for adaptive equipment and splinting to maximize patients' independence. Appropriate positioning devices are also recommended and provided to nursing home residents to promote skin integrity and proper body alignment in bed and wheelchair. The Occupational Therapist assesses performance of job-related tasks, which can include injury prevention/ergonomics and job-site analysis.

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