Occupational therapy for adults and children is geared to keep or begin a patient's journey in what they "do" (their "occupation"). A child's job for instance is to play and learn. When a child has challenges in what their body can do, it limits how effectively they can play and learn. If a child has difficulties controlling their body, the child will attempt to manipulate their environment, which causes inappropriate or maladaptive behavior. An OT can help a child work on these actions.
Our therapy team works with patients who have Sensory Processing Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, learning disabilities, Hypotonia, handwriting challenges, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Regulatory Disorder and Down Syndrome. With our adult patients, OT performs many types of activities, employing therapies with the overriding goal of helping older adults regain or maintain a level of independence that will allow them to age in place for as long as possible.
Occupational therapy has been proven effective for seniors living with various medical conditions or recovering from surgery. In addition to working with individuals to increase strength or regain important life supporting skills, occupational therapists work throughout a community, counseling families, local governments and community groups to ensure that each is doing what it can to help older adults maintain their independence.
Contact our occupational therapists today to schedule an appointment.