For adults to older adults, OTs improve function through occupations, or functional tasks, after a medical emergency or other chronic ailment. OTs support independent living and safety through home modifications. Also, OTs may focus on upper extremity injuries including frozen shoulder symptoms or carpal tunnel syndrome.
COMMON PROBLEM AREAS:
GENERAL: Fall prevention, arthritis, aging in place, energy conservation, and durable medical equipment recommendations
ORTHOPEDIC: Upper extremity or hand injuries, arthritis, and chronic pain to the arm or hand
NEUROLOGICAL: Neuro-specific techniques for upper extremity weakness, relearning activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or simple meal preparation
Upper extremity injuries (shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand) with joint pain or stiffness, post-surgical orthopedic recovery for the shoulder, spine, hip, or knee joint, neurological disorders including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other related diseases, depression and other mental health illnesses.