Occupational Therapy Specialized Services
Occupational Therapists work to restore function in people suffering traumatic hand injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and burns by:
- Assessing and treating conditions resulting from fractures, nerve injuries, tendon injuries, edema, scarring, joint stiffness, inflammation and cumulative trauma.
- Evaluating physical limitations, grip, pinch strength, sensation and functional hand capacity.
- Guiding individuals through activities that increase strength, mobility, coordination and function.
- Fabricating appropriate splints for proper positioning, joint support, correction of contractures and preventing deformity.
Specialty certification: a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is on staff to assist patients.
Pediatric occupational therapists work in a variety of settings, including in-patient (Pediatric Wards, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and Inpatient Rehabilitation) and outpatient services, to enhance the development of children of all ages by:
- Evaluating and treating children with neurological impairments, developmental delays, autism, feeding problems, school/learning problems, sensory integration deficits, visual-perceptual deficits and visual motor integration problems.
- Providing and training parents in infant stimulation.
- Fabricating or helping obtain proper positioning equipments such as wheelchairs, prone standers and splints.
- Training children to use adaptive devices to promote independence.
- Develop home and school programs to involve parents and teachers in treatment carry-over on a daily basis.
- Offering consultation to local schools and rehabilitation centers.
Specialty certification: a Pediatric Occupational Therapy specialist is on staff.
Teaching people joint protection and proper body mechanics to prevent deformities and simplify activities. Making splints to support and stabilize arthritic joints.
Fitting appropriate elastic garments for individuals with burns, lymphedema, edema, and vascular defects.
Evaluating workers at the work station for proper fit and comfort.
Skilled Nursing Facility
Providing a variety of rehabilitation service to enhance patients function in daily activities.
Evaluating the needs and follow up on children and adults with spasticity.
Cerebral Palsy Clinic
Evaluating children with cerebral palsy in an interdisciplinary setting to provide this unique group of patients with appropriate treatment and splinting.