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".

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