Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. Occupational therapy can help them regain independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs.

Questions

  • WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED BY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

    birth injuries or birth defects
    sensory processing disorders
    traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord
    learning problems
    autism
    juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
    mental health or behavioral problems
    traumatic amputations

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

    • Develop fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting or computer skills.
    • Improve eye-hand coordination so they can play and do needed school skills such as bat a ball and copy from a blackboard.
    • Master basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and self-feeding.
    • Learn positive behaviors and social skills by practicing how they manage frustration and anger.
    • Get special equipment to help build their independence. These include wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, and communication aids

  • WHAT DOES AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST DO?

    An Occupational therapist specially designs everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies to restore and enhance the person’s performance. The Occupational therapist utilizes the patient’s available resources for the treatment