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Occupational therapy strives to promote independence with everyday activities through an individualized and specialized retraining treatment plan, as well as specific compensatory strategies, techniques or adaptive equipment. Our occupational therapists and our rehabilitation team work collaboratively with patients, families and physicians to provide quality care and achieve the best possible outcome.
Occupational therapies include:
- Vision-perception screening and treatment
- Functional cognitive treatment
- Pre-driving/community mobility
- Orthopedic hand and upper extremity evaluation and treatment, including static and dynamic custom splinting; joint protection training
- Ergonomic evaluation
- Energy conservation and work simplification training
Activities of daily living
Vision Rehabilitation Program
The vision rehabilitation program provides assessment and treatment of the visual and perceptual skills needed for daily activities. Vision rehabilitation helps to maximize the patientís functional visual abilities for essential life tasks at home and in the community. Working in collaboration with the referring physician and a board-certified neuro-optometrist, our team develops a customized treatment plan and home program that meet each patientís individual needs. Whether it is learning to read with a device or implementing visual strategies for safe navigation in oneís environment, treatment can often improve life quality. We also offer recommendations for low-vision devices that can assist in everyday living.
Patients who benefit most from vision rehabilitation include those who have experienced a stroke, brain injury or age-related changes, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma.
Functional Tone Management Treatment
This program is a revolutionary new treatment approach for people who have experienced a neurological injury, such as stroke. This new technique uses an award-winning dynamic device to augment occupational therapy treatment. The involved hand is held in a functional position during reach, and assists with grasp and release. Our occupational therapist works closely with each patient to design a comprehensive treatment plan to improve and enhance the recovery of range of motion, strength, motor control and overall upper-extremity function.
People who have slight shoulder movement and some hand flexion following a recent stroke or neurological injury may benefit from this treatment.