Are you a stroke survivor struggling with weakness and mobility? Are you living with Parkinson’s Disease finding it frustrating that it takes longer to complete a task? Have you fallen or are you fearful of falling? Is it getting difficult for you to get dressed and prepare a meal due to multiple sclerosis? Occupational Therapy can help you feel more confident and independent!
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
Occupational Therapy is the use of a purposeful goal-directed activity to reach functional outcomes. Think about everything you do from the moment you open your eyes every morning until closing your eyes to fall asleep at night. Some activities of daily living may include being able to get out of bed, walking to the bathroom to perform bathing, grooming and toileting skills, picking out clothing, getting dressed, preparing breakfast, and feeding yourself. You may drive, take a bus, work on computers, push, pull, lift, and bend. You may have a family, parent, or pet that depends on you.
Occupational Therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do throughout the day. Unlike other professions, occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation, or everyday activities.
HOW REHABILITY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU
Now, think about what happens if you have a stroke or are trying to adjust to the changes from Parkinson’s Disease. You may become weak, lose range of motion or lack coordination, your mobility may be affected, and endurance may decrease. Activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation can become a challenge. Continuing hobbies you once enjoyed may become not so enjoyable.
Our Occupational Therapist is an expert at treating these challenges and specializes in neuro-rehabilitation and balance/fall prevention. We have the skillset needed to listen to what you are struggling with, observe your movements, and provide goal-directed activities to help you get back to what you enjoy!
Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client, family, and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals
- customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or to modify the intervention plan based on the patient’s needs and skills.
If you or a loved one are having difficulty being able to perform daily tasks and/or leisure skills, let us help you regain your independence and freedom. Calling Rehability at
352-701-0494 is the first step in getting back to living life.
11216 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34609