Occupational therapy (OT) is a patient-centered rehabilitation profession that specializes in reaching the best functional outcome for patients. What does that mean? OTs work with injuries in the entire body, but upper extremity injuries are most common. They can include clinical syndromes, like tendon inflammations, nerve compression disorders, or sprains and strains. After receiving an injury, the goal of an OT is to help you complete everyday activities. Those activities can include
- Returning to work
- Hand writing
- Getting dressed
- School activities
- Playing music
- Drawing or painting
Accidents can happen at any time, and when they do, you should realize that there are options to make you better again. Take Brenden for instance. Watch his testimonial to see how occupational therapy has helped him.
After receiving an injury, these simple tasks can be difficult or impossible to do. As you can imagine, not being able to complete simple but meaningful tasks can take a significant emotional toll on anyone. Depending on the injury, occupational therapists work closely with the patients to ensure partial or full functionality so those tasks are easily accomplishable again.
At Access Physical Therapy & Wellness we are dedicated to helping our patients feel the best they can. If you need advice or assistance in getting back to feeling your best, contact one of our 35+ locations. To find out the closest location to you, visit www.accessptw.com.