Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is an excellent treatment option for those who have conditions that cause pain or disability because it assists in strengthening your muscles and fine motor skills. Some of the conditions that can benefit from Occupational Therapy are ADHD, Arthritis, Chronic pain, Stroke, Diabetes, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Joint replacement, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and many more.

What is an Occupational Therapist?

An Occupational Therapist is a health professional who uses therapeutic techniques to improve, rehabilitate, and/or maintain a patient’s ability to perform day to day activities. The overall goal of Occupational Therapy is always to help patients become more independent, have a better quality of life, and live with as few restrictions as possible.

What to expect from Occupational Therapy

Your Occupational Therapy appointment will be customized depending on your condition and ailment. Occupational Therapists also prescribe and instruct you on how to utilize assistive devices like raised toilet seats and wheelchairs. Occupational Therapist’s also help with ADL’s (activities of daily living) like donning your shoes, buttoning your shirt, or getting in and out of a vehicle. Occupational Therapy also helps with fine motor skills like writing with a pencil and grasping small objects.

If you or your loved one are in need of home health care services or just curious on what Med1Care Home Health can offer please give us a call at 419.855.0555 or visit www.med1care.org!

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