Occupational Therapy
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Occupational Therapy

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CMH Rehabilitation Services: Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy uses a variety of techniques to increase independent self-care, work and leisure activities. This type of therapy also helps to develop motor and cognitive skills and works to prevent disability in people of all ages. Occupational therapy can:

  • Increase independence in activities of daily living and related self-care skills (grooming, dressing, etc.).
  • Assess and treat cognitive function relating to life skills—such as money management, meal planning, meal preparation and job skills.
  • Build, fit and instruct patients in the use of upper-extremity splints.
  • Provide adaptive equipment to maintain or increase independence.
  • Assess living environment for safety hazards and environmental barriers.
  • Aid in maintaining and improving endurance through energy conservation and work simplification.
  • Assist in normal development in children and stimulate early learning to promote age-appropriate skills.

Our full-time occupational therapists also offer treatment for lymphedema and hand issues, providing expertise in: 

  • Arthritis
  • Splinting
  • Post-surgical and hand injuries
  • Pediatric issues
  • Neurological deficits (visual and perceptual deficits, TBI, CVA, Parkinson’s, cognitive issues)
  • Home assessments
  • Balance/functional mobility issues
  • Any ADL or IADL limitations due to injury or other medial/behavior health conditions

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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