Occupational therapy, often called OT, is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition.
Our facility Provides Occupational Therapy Services.
Our Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
Occupational Therapy Treatment is different from Physical Therapy treatment.
The main difference between OT treatment and PT treatment is that OT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and PT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform movement of the human body.
An OT can improve patient’s condition by
- Improving physical functioning in frail patients living with osteoarthritis and macular degeneration
- Recommending home modifications and adaptive equipment to reduce functional decline and improve safety
- Encouraging exercises involving functional activities, as well as progressive resistance strength training to improve mobility. Strengthening, balance retraining, and a walking plan are important in reducing the risk of falls and injuries for those over 80 years old
- Supporting training of life and social skills to help older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other forms of cognitive decline to improve daily interactions
- Creating a health plan, including physical activity regimen, outdoor activities, cognitive training and social stimulation to reduce the risk of depression and improve community involvement
Remember that occupational therapy is especially beneficial for recovery following a hospital discharge from stroke, surgery, fall, or other health crisis. Occupational therapy can help people return to their previous level of functioning and increase independence. Whether people need assistance with post-hospital recovery, home safety, or socialization, occupational therapy can help in meaningful ways because occupational therapists develop a personalized plan to help each individual achieve personal goals.