Occupational therapy (OT) is an evidence-based practice that supports patients who have challenges when it comes to completing everyday tasks or occupations. Our Occupational Therapists help their clients live life to the fullest by promoting wellness and preventing (or living better with) injury, illness, or disability. The end goal is to enable the client to be functioning in an optimal environment that makes life easier.
Our Occupational Therapist can help with the following:
- Custom splinting, constructed by hand therapists and used to help a painful joint rest, increase stability, and provide pain-free functional use.
- Edema control
- Soft tissue/scar management
- Physical agent modalities
- Therapeutic activities
- conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and brain injuries, including concussions
- focus on self-care and homemaking re-training
- cognitive and neuro-muscular re-education so patients may function safely at home and in the community
Can I benefit from Occupational Therapy?
At TPI, your Occupational Therapy program will begin with a thorough evaluation of you, the patient. This initial evaluation consists of a discussion about your goals for the therapy program. Occupational Therapy is patient-centered, always placing the goals of the patient first. Your Occupational Therapist will then design a plan to help manage your daily activities in a more effective way so that you can meet these goals. You will learn new ways of doing basic tasks, and ways to alter your current routines to help make your life easier. To make sure that the Occupational Therapy plan is as effective as possible, your therapist may accompany you to your usual daily environment. This allows your therapist to recommend special adaptive equipment that can help new routines move into place easily. If new adaptive equipment is recommended, your Occupational Therapist will work with you as you learn to use the equipment safely and effectively.