Adult Occupational Therapy at TPI

Adult Occupational Therapy (OT) is an evidence-based health care profession that offers rehabilitation to clients facing challenges in completing everyday tasks, also known as Activities of Daily Living (ADL). These tasks encompass activities performed at home, work, or in the community. Following surgical procedures like spinal fusion, hip replacement, or rotator cuff surgery, ADL retraining is often recommended by the surgeon. Just a few examples of ADLs include meal preparation, dressing, bathing, or even moving about the home with a walker, crutches, or wheelchair. In the workplace, OTs are experts at helping clients return to their previous job tasks and recommending modifications as needed.

Our occupational therapists at TPI help their clients to live life to the fullest by promoting wellness and reducing the effects of injury, illness, or disability. In addition, OTs establish preventive care plans to reduce the chances of re-injury and to preserve independence and safety at the highest level. The ultimate goal is to enable clients to function to their greatest potential in an optimum environment that makes life easier. All OTs at TPI are dedicated to providing the highest quality rehabilitation services.


Our Occupational Therapist can help with the following:

  • Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilizations
  • Activities of Daily Living (such as meal preparation, bathing)
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Active Range of Motion Exercises
  • Upper Extremity Strength Training
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Cognitive Retraining / Compensatory Strategies
  • Return to Work
  • Proprioceptive Training and Balance Skills
  • Gross Motor Coordination
  • Pain Management
  • Sensory stimulation/retraining
  • Joint Protection Techniques
  • Core Strengthening
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Handwriting/Computer Skills
  • Energy Conservation Technique
  • Post-Surgical Precautions
  • Safety Training
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Scar Massage
  • Visual-Perceptual Skills
  • Endurance Training
  • Functional Communication
  • Low-Vision Training
  • Patient Education and Preventative Care
  • Fall Prevention

How Can I benefit From Occupational Therapy?

At TPI, your occupational therapy program will begin with a thorough evaluation of you, the client. This initial evaluation consists of a discussion about your goals for the therapy program. We want to know first-hand about what is important to you and any concerns regarding taking care of yourself and completing your daily tasks. Occupational therapy is client centered, always placing the goals of the client first. Your occupational therapist will then design a plan to help manage your daily activities in an effective way so that you meet those goals. At TPI, all therapists embrace an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, evaluation includes collaboration and consultation with everyone on your health care team, including other therapists, physicians and surgeons.

During therapy, you’ll explore alternative methods for daily tasks, learning to adapt your routines for enhanced ease of living. For example, if meal preparation is your norm, we’ll impart safe techniques conducive to your recovery. We recognize the additional responsibilities you may shoulder, such as caring for a spouse or parent, and we’re committed to assisting you in managing these challenges.

To enhance the effectiveness of your occupational therapy plan, your therapist may accompany you to your usual environment to assess and recommend suitable adaptive equipment for your home or workplace. These visits streamline the adoption of new routines. If new equipment is advised, your OT will guide you in its safe and effective use, fostering independence and optimal functionality in daily activities.


How Do I Know if I Need Occupational Therapy?

OT is very regularly prescribed by physicians after several types of surgical procedures. Just a few of these include: total hip or knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, spinal fusion.

This specialized type of therapy is also extremely valuable after a stroke, also called cerebral-vascular accident (CVA). This is because OT’s are not only experts at helping people with physical dysfunction, but cognitive, neurological and perceptual dysfunction as well. For those who have survived a stroke, it’s absolutely critical that therapy services comprehensively address all aspects of the diagnosis.

Essentially, if you or a loved one is having challenges with performing the daily tasks needed to get through the day, then occupational therapy rehabilitation services can be very beneficial to returning to the prior level of independence and an excellent quality of life.

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