Occupational therapy (OT) includes the evaluation and treatment of patients who may have limitations due to physical injury / illness, cognitive impairment, psychosocial dysfunction, sensory impairment, learning disabilities or environmental barriers.
Our occupational therapists work with patients to resume roles, activities and “jobs” of everyday living. They set out to assist patients who are at risk or affected by any impairment affecting or limiting their quality of life and independence. In addition, our team also works to prevent deterioration of current skills a patient has and needs for activities of daily living.
Treatments may include:
- Activities of daily living training (safety, home management skills)
- Fine and gross motor coordination
- Range of motion and strengthening
- Edema management
- Cognitive testing and treatment
- Training in adaptive equipment
- Home or environmental modifications
- Energy conservation and joint protection techniques
- Seating and positioning
- Visual perception