In addition to your physical well-being, occupational therapy addresses environmental, social, and psychological factors that may affect daily functioning. Depending on your personal needs, you may work on basic tasks like bathing and getting dressed, or learn adaptive techniques that allow you to participate in activities without pain.
Our team may recommend occupational therapy as part of your rehabilitation plan if you have an injury or condition that limits your ability to function independently. They work with people who have a wide variety of conditions, including:
They also help people cope with pain and restricted mobility from chronic conditions, like arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Occupational therapy and physical therapy both seek to improve your quality of life, but they have different purposes.
The goal of physical therapy is to relieve pain by improving your strength, balance, and flexibility. Occupational therapy focuses on re-training you with important and meaningful skills, like caring for yourself at home and navigating work and school activities.
Your first appointment involves an in-depth evaluation of your unique needs. The on-site occupational therapist works with you to map out clear and attainable personal goals based on your specific condition and life demands.
Because every patient is different, your occupational therapy visit is a customized experience.