Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy PictureOccupational therapy includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities to help them return to their highest level of life functioning. Through appropriate therapeutic activities, exercise and self care management training, occupational therapy staff assist individuals in adapting to their social and physical environment. In doing so, patients regain confidence as they improve their ability to function in everyday life.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

  • Improves daily activity functioning (bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc)
  • Shortens recovery time from afflicted condition
  • Helps individual become self sufficient

Occupational Therapy may include:

  • Education and training in daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc.
  • Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
  • Training with adaptive techniques and equipment
  • Exercise to increase strength and coordination
  • Exercise to sustain normal joint movement by reducing the effects of arthritis and other conditions

Conditions treated by Occupational Therapy

  • Fractures
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Joint Replacements/Other Orthopedic Conditions
  • Amputations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sensory Loss
  • Heart Condition
  • Stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical Condition
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Memory Loss (Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia)
  • Skin Issues
  • Balance Disorders
  • Wounds
  • Arthritis
  • General Weakness

Testimonials

“I spent six weeks at the Lodge following surgery at Community North. The six weeks went very fast. I knew several people there. If I needed anything, they were there to answer your questions. Their therapy department makes you work hard, but you’ve got to get home. It’s a nice place to go, lots of activities to get you out of your room. You feel like you’re more at home.”
M.R.

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