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.
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 are:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm