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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy involves the therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability.  The primary goal is to help people develop the necessary skills to lead a more independent, productive, and satisfying life within the limitations imposed upon them by illness, disability, or related health concerns.  Occupational therapy creates opportunities for individuals in varying states of wellness or disability to reduce impairment, increase participation in life activities, and influence the state of their own health.

Intervention may include the adaptation of the task or the environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance the quality of life.

"Occupational Therapy – skills for the job of living" – AOTA 1998

Who Benefits From OT?

Occupational therapy significantly improves rehabilitation for many people with impairments due to:

  • Head or spinal cord injuries.
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Stroke, and other neurological conditions
  • Hand/wrist injuries
  • Orthopedic, work, or sports-related injuries
  • Developmental or learning disabilities 

Objective:

To provide intervention designed to develop, enhance or restore sensorimotor, oral-motor, visual perceptual, and neuromuscular functioning, as well as emotional, motivational, cognitive or psychosocial impairments that interfere with optimal performance or the sense of well being. 

Services:

  • Strengthening/coordination activities
  • Range of Motion
  • Sensorimotor training
  • Visual perceptual training
  • Self care training
  • Provision of adaptive equipment
  • Splint provision/fabrication
  • Home evaluation
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Hand rehabilitation

Our Team:

MSU Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic has a dynamic and well-trained staff to meet patient's needs. The OT staff is part of an interdisciplinary team of specialists at the clinic, including Physiatrists (physician's board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Psychologists, Physical Therapists, and Speech/Language Pathologists. Our staff is also a part of the MSU Health Team, enabling communication and referral options

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