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Occupational Therapy

Develop, recover, or maintain meaningful activities and movements with comprehensive evaluations and thoughtful interventions through occupational therapy.

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What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) uses assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain meaningful activities or occupations. In outpatient therapy, occupational therapists commonly work with upper quarter injuries (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) and often work with pediatric and geriatric patients.

Benefits of occupational therapy

Occupational therapy services often include comprehensive evaluations of a patient’s home, workplace, or school. Occupational therapists take a holistic approach to adapt the environment to fit the person. Common benefits of occupational therapy  include:

  • Helping children with disabilities fully participate in classroom and social situations
  • Helping people recovering from injury and  regain skills
  • Providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes
  • Specialized occupational therapy may include hand therapy services, such as post-surgical rehab, splint fabrication, bracing, and preventative treatments.
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What can occupational therapy help with?

Our skilled occupational therapists can help you improve your ability to perform daily activities and reach your goals. Common diagnoses that occupational therapy can help with include:

  • Chronic pain
  • General weakness
  • Pre/post-surgical support
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What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

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Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

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At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.