Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists specialize in therapy that gives you the tools you need to do the everyday tasks of life.  We all take for granted that we can get up in the morning, get dressed, bathe and make breakfast.  What if you can’t?  What if you have lost the ability to button your shirt, hold a fork, or open a can of food.  What if you can’t hold a hammer any more?  There are many causes for loss of function including: stroke, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopedic injuries.

At times gaining the skills that you used to have are impossible and you need new strategies as to how to get the food to your mouth or how wash your bottom.  Maybe you knee adaptive equipment.

 

Our OTs at R&P also specialize in hand and wrist function.   The value of both is enormous in how it will get you results with regard to function.

What to Expect?

You will be evaluated one-on-one with the an OT and together you will make a plan and set the goals that you want to achieve.

Then the work begins and you will see your therapist 1 to 2 times per week for 6 weeks.

As an outsider looking in, I hear a lot of laughter in the OT department.  Therapy is not always serious; it can be fun.  The therapists at R&P really love what they do and have enormous compassion for their patients.

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