Occupational Therapy focuses on an individual’s ability to perform the broad range of everyday life activities. OT promotes independence by improving the skills required to perform these activities and/or teaching alternative ways to accomplish them.
A physician’s referral is required in order to receive OT. Based on a thorough evaluation, the therapist will create a customized treatment plan designed to improve skills and maximize functional abilities based on priorities and personal goals. The therapist will consider a person’s physical, psychological, and social well-being, as well as environmental factors when developing a plan of care and treatment.
Occupational therapy helps individuals regain day to day skills such as dressing and feeding. It may be applicable after:
- Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
- A stroke
- Heart Failure
- A heart attack
- Joint pain in hands, arms or shoulders
- Difficulty dressing
- Difficulty bathing
- Difficulty with meals
- Declining memory
Any noticeable decline in function