Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health and rehabilitation profession designed
to help people regain and build skills through the performance of activities
required in daily life.
Occupational Therapy Goals
- Improve/restore functional movement, strength and coordination in the upper extremities.
- Develop the highest level of independence in daily activities, such as feeding, bathing, home management, leisure, etc. This may include training to use adaptive equipment or adaptive techniques.
- Assist with retraining perceptual and visual-motor skills.
- Position through splinting.
- Provide patient and family education for home exercise, home care, joint protection, energy conservation, etc.
Outpatient occupational therapy services include:
- ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)
- Hand therapy
- Adaptive equipment
- Therapeutic exercise/neuromuscular re-education
- Neurological disorder rehabilitation
- Oncology/lymphedema rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Custom splinting/orthotics
- Driving simulator
- Pain management
- Patient and family education
Occupational Therapy Common Diagnosis
- Hand/wrist/arm injury
- Sports injuries
- Stroke/brain injury
- Carpel tunnel
- Dementia/Alzheimer's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease