Does your disease, diagnosis or disorder prevent you from participating in everyday activities?
Occupational therapy can help people of all ages regain their independence and participation in activities of daily living (ADLs). Whether it’s being able to put that fancy suit or dress on again for a night on the town, getting the courage to get back into that kitchen, or just being able to “age in place,” think of occupational therapy as your guide to reintegration into normal life!
Occupational therapy is defined as “therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction), especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.”
Our occupational therapist works with other clinicians such as speech therapists and physical therapists in order to create a customized program that will meet your unique needs. The occupational therapist’s main function is to treat the whole person, taking into consideration all aspects of functioning, including mobility, strength, visual and mental/cognitive systems.
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Come in for a free screen, during which one of our occupational therapists will sit down with you one on one to discuss your concerns and overall goals and ask you to complete one or more assessment exercises.
If you sign up for therapy, your therapist will then complete an initial evaluation. That will include an assessment of your current level of function, any strength or range-of-motion impairments, and an evaluation of your visual and cognitive systems to determine how these areas may impact your ability to participate in life skills and formal roles.
Occupational therapists are considered the puzzle solvers and creative innovators of the therapy world. Their particular set of skills helps you to return to “life as it was” before impairment or injury, and it may include adapting to a new way of living life to its fullest. After completion of the initial evaluation, our occupational therapist will create a treatment plan that may include:
- Exercises related to activities and function of the upper and lower body.
- Training to improve participation in dressing skills, house management, cooking, hobby engagement and many more tasks.
- Activities that encourage use of the visual system and/or cognitive system that may have been affected by your injury or impairment.
- Home improvements or adaptations to improve your safety and continued engagement in life skills within your own home.
- Activities that help you return to your roles, including job skills, community or employment integration.
Occupational therapy is covered by most private insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid. For more information and to see if you qualify, please contact our billing department at 410-618-1090.