WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
Occupational Therapy is the use of 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.
HOW REHABILITY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU
Now, think about what happens if you get injured or undergo a hospitalization. Activities of daily living may become a challenge. Occupational Therapists are experts at treating these challenges. 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.
Occupational Therapists can also can help with low vision, balance issues and fall prevention, home safety education and adaptations just to name a few.
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.
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Spring Hill, FL 34609