Occupational therapists are highly trained professionals who use goal-directed activities to help improve physical or cognitive skills, fabricate hand splints and teach people to use assistive devices in order to be more self sufficient. Occupational therapy can benefit people of all ages. It is most often recommended for people who are experiencing difficulties with any functional tasks as a result of:
- Stroke (CVA) or Head Injury
- Hand/Arm Injury and/or Hand Surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Cumulative Trauma
- Fractures and Joint Replacements
- Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease
- Cardiac and Respiratory Conditions and
- Many Other Types of Injury, Illness or Disability
The goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable an individual to carry out their activities of daily living, which include those performed at work, home, school and the community, as independently as possible. Following a thorough evaluation, which includes an assessment of physical function, as well as cognitive and daily living skills, if appropriate, an occupational therapist will tailor a treatment plan dedicated to restoring your maximum functional ability. Your therapist will work individually with you and will closely monitor your progress and modify your program as required.
The occupational therapists have expertise in upper extremity and hand custom splinting. We work closely with the physician to fabricate splints that address the individual needs of the patients.