Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat people with issues of the upper extremity, shoulder, elbow, and hand. OT’s can treat perceptual and cognitive deficits. The goal of Occupational Therapy is to regain cognitive ability, strength, and function, therefore improving movement and independence. The Occupational Therapist may provide the client with adaptive equipment that will help them participate more fully in life. Patients learn skills that allow them to accomplish daily living tasks, accommodate their disease or disability, live an independent lifestyle, and/or return to work. Treatments may include exercise, splinting, functional training, edema, and pain management.
Occupational Therapists can help with:
- Hand Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Pre-surgical and Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
- Head injuries