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What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational Therapists can work in a variety of settings and individuals of all ages. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

Our Occupational Therapy Staff:

Kelly Peterson, OTR/L, CLT
Deanna Girling, COTA

Why would I need Occupational Therapy?

Our therapists are skilled in treating outpatients and inpatients for the following:

Lymphedema or edema management therapy following cancers, surgeries or unexplained reasons

Pre and post orthopedic surgery for the elbow and hand

Pain management for elbow and hand

Muscle Weakness for the upper body

Neurological disorders such as stroke, head injuries and Parkinson's disease

Home modification/adaptive equipment recommendations

Power Wheelchair, Scooter or Manual Wheelchair assessments

Activities of Daily Living training/modifications such as dressing, bathing, toileting, self-feeding, grooming, cooking, laundry tasks

Vertigo and dizziness

What would Occupational Therapy do with me?

Therapeutic exercises such as range of motion, strengthening and stretching

Edema massage known as Manual Lymph Mobilization. Occupational therapists also help assist patients with obtaining appropriate compression stockings/wraps or pumps used for edema.

Patient Education

Modifications or adaptations of daily tasks to decrease pain, improve function and independence

Complete documentation requirements for insurance companies to obtain specialized power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs and scooters

Manual therapy such as joint mobilization and sensation retraining

Use of modalities such as Kinesiotaping, Ultrasound, Iontophoresis, Ice, Heat and Paraffin Wax

Occupational Therapy Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

To schedule an appointment, call 319-642-8040