The focus of occupational therapy is to work with the patient and family to achieve the maximal level of independence in daily life activities following an injury or illness. Occupational therapy works with people suffering from stroke, arthritis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, hand injuries, amputations, joint replacement, burns and those with visual and cognitive disorders. Occupational therapists assess a patient's mobility and how those functions affect activities of daily living. These activities include dressing, bathing, meal preparation, money management and some job skills.
To receive occupational therapy services, you must have a written referral from your doctor. Once the referral is received, a registered occupational therapist will complete an evaluation and develop an individualized treatment program specific to your needs.
For more information on occupational therapy, call the rehabilitation services department at (859) 260-6144.