Our team of occupational therapists assist patients in adjusting to their physical environments after a surgery or illness. Occupational therapists adapt tasks and modify the environment to make patients’ ability to function at home easier.
Occupational therapists help patients who have upper extremity injuries recover to their maximum level of functioning. Community Nurse ‘s occupational therapists are also a vital part of our chronic disease management programs and work very closely with patients who are suffering from CHF as well as COPD, to help teach strategies of energy conservation.
Occupational therapy services include, but are not limited to:
- Education & independence training
- Upper body/hand strength and coordination
- Monitor after splint/orthotic fabrication
- Functional adaptation of wheelchair in the home environment
- Upper and lower body self-care activities
- Upper extremity strengthening and coordination training
- Prescription recommendations for adaptive equipment (commodes, tub seat, etc.)
- Energy conservation training
- Cognitive/perceptual training