Occupational Therapists (OT) focus on upper body weakness or loss of function. They have been practicing for nearly 100 years. The therapist will use a functional assessment tool to help you develop a plan and accomplish activities that are important to your goal of maintaining independence in your daily life.
Your home will be your learning campus, as you learn to manage activities such as bathing, personal hygiene, dressing, meal preparation, eating, bowel, bladder management and more. Many times, patients are nervous to try things. Your therapist will help you build confidence and work towards regaining your maximum independence
Your St. Elizabeth Home Health OT’s are experts with tips, tricks and ways to help you re-master these daily skills.
Reasons for OT;
- Strokes also known as a CVA with upper body weakness
- ADL Training (Activities of Daily living such as dressing, bathing, etc.)
- Upper body strengthening
- Adaptation to loss of mobility
- Use medical equipment, or adaptive devices
- Prosthetics(use of artificial body parts)
- Muscle Re-Education
- Sensory Treatment
- Fine Motor Coordination
- Home Exercise Program