Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist is a licensed rehabilitation specialist that works with individuals of varying disabilities. Through assessment, an occupational therapist is able to help individuals regain function in areas of self- feeding, oral hygiene, upper body strengthening, dressing/bathing skills, visual/perceptual coordination, splinting, and use of adaptive equipment. The occupational therapist assists the patient in maximizing his/her physical potential at work or home through lifestyle adaptations and assistive devices.

Contract Occupational Therapy Services for Schools

Occupational therapists within the school setting are able to assess each child at any school level age and determine the appropriate Individual Educational Plan (IEP). In an assessment, the occupational therapist would evaluate handwriting skills, social skills, self- feeding skills, fine motor coordination abilities, and upper extremity strength. The therapist is able to develop a plan of care to optimize the child’s academic and non-academic success in the school setting.

Contract Occupational Therapy Services for Home Health Agencies

Occupational therapists work with geriatric and pediatric patients to optimize their activities of daily living and functional independence. The occupational therapy evaluation may include self- dressing and grooming abilities, transfers, bathing and toileting abilities, upper extremity strength and mobility, activity tolerance, visual / perceptual coordination, and overall safety with mobility, Occupational therapists also work with pediatrics to address developmental deficits to increase functional independence with ADL’s and assist with developmental progression. Skilled teaching and guidance will be provided to the patient and caregivers when appropriate. Appropriate assistive devices are provided when necessary.

Contract Physical Therapy Services for Nursing Homes Skilled Rehab Setting

Occupational therapists assess all patients for functional mobility and ADL deficits as prescribed by the physician or referred for screening by nursing staff. The therapist will evaluate for transfers, upper extremity strength and mobility, ADL’s, fine motor coordination, and overall safety with mobility. Education for family and caregivers is provided to ensure optimal safe living arrangements for geriatric patients.