About Occupational Therapy
The occupational therapy team assists the patients in developing the skills to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal, day-to-day activity, such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, doing housework and managing personal business.
Therapy may include the following:
- Exercises related to activities and function of the upper body
- Training to improve self-care, dressing and activities of daily living
- Assessment for visual and spatial impairment
- Energy conservation measures for improved endurance
- Home improvements for safety and increased independence
- Training on the use of adaptive equipment to improve independence and safety during daily life tasks
- Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments
What is hand therapy?
Hand therapy, a specialty practice area of occupational therapy, is typically concerned with treating orthopedic-based upper-extremity conditions to optimize the functional use of the hand and arm. Conditions seen by the occupational therapy practitioner specializing in this area include fractures of the hand or arm, lacerations and amputations, burns, and surgical repairs of tendons and nerves. Acquired conditions such as tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome also are treated by occupational therapy practitioners specializing in hand rehabilitation.
Occupational therapy practitioners ask, “What matters to you?” not, “What’s the matter with you?”
Find Occupational Therapy Services
If you have a physician referral and would like to schedule an appointment, contact Central Scheduling at 610-378-2100 or you may call the location directly.
It is important for patients to understand the benefit coverage under their specific insurance plan with any restrictions. Questions on your benefit health coverage are best answered directly by your employer or insurance plan.