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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

St. Mary's Occupational Therapy Program

Occupational Therapy is the treatment of physical and developmental disorders through purposeful activities that improve and develop skills needed for everyday independence.  It is used when there are concerns about fine motor skills, sensory skills, visual motor skills and/or motor planning.

Occupational Therapy:

  • Provides acute and chronic pain management and open or sutured wound management to prevent infection and promote healing; desensitization training and sensory re-education following nerve injuries or trauma.
  • Initiates individualized exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity, strength and custom splints/orthotics or supports are provided for prevention, deformity correction, and purposeful function.
  • Utilizes conditioning and training in coordination, dexterity, movement, transfers and mobility to optimize independence in daily life skills.
  • Introduces education and training in body mechanics, lifting principles, safety, ergonomics, repetitive motion disorders, joint protection, energy conservation, work simplification and problems solving.
  • Intervenes via exercise, goal-directed activity, home exercise program, manual therapy, and select modalities to restore purposeful function.
  • Initiates post-surgical protocols including early motion, strength and endurance training follow with an overall objective to optimize self care functions involving the affected area or extremity(s).

Our therapists:

  • Include hand therapy by a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
  • Provide acute and chronic pain management.
  • Provide open or sutured wound management to prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Use desensitization training and sensory re-education following nerve injuries or trauma.
  • Initiate individualized exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity and strength.
  • Utilize conditioning and training in coordination, dexterity, movement, transfers and mobility to maximize independence in daily life skills.
  • Introduce education and training in body mechanics, lifting principles, safety, ergonomics, repetitive motion disorders, joint protection, energy conservation, work simplification and problems solving.
  • Intervene via exercise, goal-directed activity, home exercise program, manual therapy and select modalities to restore purposeful function.
  • Initiate post-surgical protocols including early motion, strength and endurance training.

Contact St. Mary's Washington Square Rehab (812) 485-5200 to speak to one of our occupational therapy staff

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