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If you or someone you know have an injury or medical condition that is limiting your daily activities or preventing you from enjoying the things you used to be able to do and love, occupational therapy (OT) could be for you! Occupational therapy helps people at all stages of life overcome any hurdles to help them participate in the activities they want and need to. 

What is Occupational Therapy?

The American Occupational Therapy Association defines OT as “the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.” OT can benefit everyone, from helping children appropriately participate in school and social settings to helping seniors adapt to changes in physical and cognitive.

If an older patient is having trouble feeding themselves, OT will help them make adjustments to utensils to make mealtimes easier. If a patient is recovering from surgery, healing from injuries, or living with a chronic condition that affects their quality of life, OT can help them improve in function to continue to participate in those activities. If a child is having trouble learning appropriate behavior in social settings, OT will help them engage and participate in the right ways and at the right times.

Some specific conditions/situations where an occupational therapist’s guidance and care can be beneficial are:

  • Tendinitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Recovery after burns
  • Scar management
  • Neurological conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • and More

What to expect from occupational therapy at FYZICAL

Our OT plan includes: 

  • An individual assessment to determine conditions, pain points, abilities, and patient goals.
  • Customized activities focused on the improvement of daily tasks and activities.
  • A final evaluation to determine if goals were met and to make changes to the plan or create another treatment plan if necessary.

OT and physical therapy go hand in hand to help patients regain mobility and flexibility, improve range of motion, and grow independence in their daily routine by participating in their regular activities.

In need of occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy goes beyond addressing and preventing injuries. Therapeutic intervention takes into consideration all of your functional needs and implements activities to promote psychological well-being!

If you want to begin improving your quality of life and ability to do the things you love, schedule an appointment with FYZICAL in Cordele today to learn more about the benefits of occupational therapy, and how it can change your world for the better. Call (229)273-9445 or visit fyzical.com/cordele.

More resources: 

https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/OTMonth/what-is-OT.aspx

https://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/CY.aspx