Occupational Therapy Specialized Services

In Occupational Therapy, we offer state-of-the-art therapies for a wide range of orthopedic problems in our ultramodern Bone & Joint facility.

Roles of Occupational Therapy

Our highly skilled licensed occupational therapists provide assistance in a wide variety of areas:

  • Arthritis self-management
  • Bariatric care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes self-management
  • Driving and transportation alternatives
  • Dysphagia care – help with eating
  • Home modifications
  • Palliative care
  • Prevention of falls
  • Rehabilitation after upper-limb amputation
  • Rehabilitation of the upper extremity
  • Transitional return-to-work programs
  • Work rehabilitation

Treatments Offered

To assist you in regaining skills and abilities for work and everyday living, some of the therapies we offer include:

  • Neuromuscular retraining and re-education
    • Range of motion exercises
    • Strengthening
    • Balance
    • Stretching
    • Sensory re-education
  • Assessment of need for adaptive equipment
  • Assessment of need for equipment for home safety
  • Cognitive assessment and retraining
  • Training for self-care activities
  • Wheelchair assessment and fitting
  • Orthotic fitting
  • Training in post-op weight bearing and other precautions
  • Developing post-op home programs for:
    • Patients
    • Family members
    • Caregivers

Advanced equipment used

In our progressive new Bone & Joint facility, we offer these high-tech imaging systems. With them your orthopedic surgeon can make precise recommendations to your occupational therapist for the best possible therapies.

  • EOS scanner

Within our department, our therapists use top-of-the-line equipment to advance your treatment:

  • BTE Work Simulator – a machine that mirrors scores of different work and daily living activities
  • Electrostatic massage therapy
    • Hivamat®
      • Provides deep oscillation treatment for pain following acute traumas, surgery and sports injuries
      • Promotes healing and decreases pain swelling
    • Dynatronix®
      • Deeper tissue electrostatic massage therapy
  • Bioness – wireless hand rehabilitation system
    • Increases hand function and range of motion
    • Reduces muscle spasms
    • Prevents muscle loss
    • Reeducates muscles
    • Increases blood circulation

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Advanced Practice Professionals

Montie B. Bland
Occupational Therapist
Jocelyn L. Blatchley
Occupational Therapist
Deborah M. Fisher
Occupational Therapist / Certified Hand Therapist
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Heidi Goldman
Occupational Therapist
Michelle Herklotz
Occupational Therapist