Occupational Therapy (OT)
 
Your "occupations" are all the things you do in a day and an Occupational Therapist is skilled in identifying the physical, emotional, and psychological deficits that limit a person's ability to perform his usual daily activities. Limitations can be caused by traumatic injuries including fractures, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, or accidents, also by repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, or DeQuervain's tendonitis. Limitations can also arise as people age and develop arthritis, congestive heart failure, or decreased vision, or undergo procedures such as hip/knee replacements.

Occupational Therapy can also assist those clients who have sustained injuries at work. Work related injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and lateral epicondylitis, respond     well to Occupational Therapy interventions and a therapist's analysis of the work site can reduce the likelihood of re-injury.

Through a comprehensive evaluation an Occupational Therapist is able to identify limiting factors and develop a treatment plan that is focused on helping a client regain the ability to resume his previous  activities. Treatment may focus on adapting a task, such as using a sock aide to assist a client who is unable to bend to reach his feet, or providing suggestions on home modifications for a client who is experiencing changes in his vision. Other Occupational Therapy approaches may include the development  of a strengthening program, for example, to assist a client who is unable to retrieve clothing from his closet due to weakness following a rotator cuff injury. Occupational Therapy seeks to increase clients' participation in their roles in the home, school, place of employment, or in the community. Occupational Therapy wants you to be "all that you can be".

The Center for Stroke and Hand Recovery in conjunction with Rehabilitex Inc. are now providing the rehabilitation concepts of Saebo, Inc.  Saebo Inc. is an award winning neurorehabilitation company that specializes in developing upper extremity medical devices for stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Their functional dynamic orthoses (SaeboFlex and SaeboReach) give patients the potential to regain movement in their arms and hands. Designed by occupational therapists, these devices help those with limited hand and elbow function.  Saebo Inc. offers a complete treatment program designed to allow patients to begin incorporating their hand functionally in therapy and home, thereby forging new cortical pathways. The use of the orthoses, in conjunction with highly repetitive task-specific training, is based on the latest research documenting the brains remarkable ability to “re-program” itself following injury.  More info

To read more about how Sharon is helping patient's who have had a stroke regain hand function click here.

 
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