Occupational Therapy

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At Baptist Health, we want you to live your best life. Baptist Rehab’s occupational therapists are here to help you restore health, prevent further injury and adapt your abilities. With occupational therapy techniques, our therapists assist your recovery through actions you commonly use in your daily life.

Whether it’s getting dressed on your own or cooking a meal again, our goal is to help you or your loved one regain independence and improve their development. Occupational therapy is a practice backed by scientific evidence and research. We work with all ages and levels of ability, both physical or cognitive.

Our Approach

As part of our therapeutic treatment, we believe you are at the center of your own therapy team. Our occupational therapists create a holistic treatment plan tailored specifically to you, adapting the environment and tasks to personally fit you and your needs. We work with you to come up with ways to ease pain and make performing your daily activities or tasks much easier.

Do I Need Occupational Therapy?

You or your loved one may need occupational therapy if experiencing:

  • Difficulty with daily living skills, such as dressing, grooming or bathing
  • Memory difficulty
  • Difficulty with organizational skills and higher-level cognitive functioning
  • Growing frustration with or discontinuation of a hobby or sport because of pain or movement limitations

What Conditions Do Occupational Therapists Treat?

From helping children or adults with disabilities to assisting patients recovering from an injury or surgery, occupational therapy is a broad treatment option. Here are a few common conditions that can benefit from treatment:

  • Hand coordination difficulties
  • Visual perception difficulties
  • Arthritic pain and dysfunction
  • Motor planning disturbances
  • Cognitive disturbances
  • Difficulty performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Lymphedema

What Does Occupational Therapy Involve?

Your personalized occupational therapy plan may include:

  • Activities of daily living training
  • Determining proper assistive devices and equipment
  • Improving hand-eye coordination
  • Building strength and range of motion
  • Cognitive and memory exercises
  • Improving balance
  • Practicing motor skills
  • Adapting or re-organizing your home for ease of use