At Community Medical Center, our Occupational Therapists assist individuals of all ages who have a physical, neurological, or developmental disability to regain their ability to perform meaningful daily living tasks more independently at home, school or work.
OT’s work with their clients to improve motor skills and cognitive functioning so that they can safely and independently perform everyday tasks. These include daily tasks such as dressing, bathing, cooking, and doing laundry as well as higher-level skills such as shopping, balancing a checkbook and money management.
An OT may more specifically work on:
- Home safety through specific evaluations
- Upper body function including fine motor dexterity
- Overall conditioning through individualized home exercise programs
- Driving evaluations and training
- Splinting of upper extremities
- Cognitive , perceptual and motor retraining
- Adaptive equipment training
- Community re-entry activities
- Energy conservation and joint protection techniques
- Sensory Integration/stimulation/modulation
- Attention/Performance in the classroom
- Transitions including mealtime, bedtime, family outings
- Games/Activities to develop underdeveloped skills
- Caretaker training to support therapy goals
For more information about occupational therapy services, visti the American Occupational Therapy Association's website.