Occupational therapy can help people with disabilities return to their life roles as parent, spouse, employee, homemaker or friend. Through upper body strengthening and coordination, fine and gross motor control development, training in the use of self-help aids and work/home evaluations, occupational therapists promote safety and help people relearn and master the skills needed for self-care, work and play.

What conditions benefit from occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy services provided:

  • Individualized evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Hand and upper extremity therapy
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Training in life skills (e.g., dressing, bathing, homemaking)
  • Strengthening specific muscle groups to improve fine/gross motor coordination
  • Visual or perceptual motor training
  • Training in the use of adaptive equipment
  • Fall prevention
  • Pain/stress management
  • Joint protection
  • Training in energy conservation and work simplification techniques
  • Training with orthotic and prosthetic devices
  • Pre-employment screenings
  • Cumulative trauma management
  • Wheelchair evaluations
  • Ergonomic assessments