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Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation profession that focuses on functioning of the upper extremities. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to improve an individual’s independence in desired self-care and daily tasks.

Common diagnoses treated by Occupational Therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures of the fingers, hands, wrists and elbows
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sprains/strains of the fingers, hands, wrists and elbows
  • Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
  • Stroke
  • Pain syndromes such as RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Amputations
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation of the fingers, hands, wrists and elbows

Goals of Occupational Therapy include:

  • Treat symptoms related to nerve, muscle, soft tissue and bone injuries
  • Reduce pain
  • Minimize disability
  • Increase motion
  • Increase function such as the ability to perform everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing and cooking
  • Minimize sensation losses related to surgery or injury