Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on improving your ability to perform your daily activities such as dressing, bathing, cooking, cleaning, household maintenance, chores, working, community mobility, and your chosen leisure tasks. We can help you via upper extremity rehabilitation (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand), balance training, endurance training, and management of conditions of the neck and back.

Examples of conditions and injuries treated by occupational therapy practitioners:

  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Balance and posture
  • Contractures
  • Deconditioning
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injury and instability
  • Muscle strains, tears, and avulsions
  • Nerve injuries and conditions (neuropathies, palsies, nerve repair)
  • Neurological conditions
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Stroke
  • Orthotic fabrication for the upper extremity
  • Pain (neck, upper extremity, trunk, back, complex regional pain syndrome)
  • Post surgical strengthening and mobilization
  • Tendon injuries and conditions (lacerations, tendonitis, ruptures)

Occupational therapists take a holistic approach to disability, utilizing both remedial and compensatory approaches to allow you to participate in your daily life. This includes musculoskeletal (muscle strength, range of motion), sensory, vascular, vocational, and avocational assessment and intervention.