Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that assists individuals to achieve independence in all facets of their lives.
Occupational Therapy not only treats the medical condition, it helps clients to remain engaged in the activities that give them pleasure or a sense of purpose, despite challenges they face.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants focus on whatever occupations or activities are meaningful to the individual. Occupational Therapy can help restore the client’s ability to perform day-to-day tasks; including bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, and home preparation such as laundry and cooking.
At Rockcastle Regional, Occupational Therapy plays an important role with helping the residents of our ventilator unit achieve their highest potential in everyday living. Each client is carefully evaluated and receives personalized treatment based on their needs. By taking the full picture into account – a person’s psychological, physical, emotional, and social makeup, as well as their environment – occupational therapy assists clients to do the following:
- Achieve Goals
- Function at the highest possible level
- Concentrate on what matters most to them
- Maintain or rebuild their independence
- Participate in daily activities that they need or want to do.
Our services include, but are not limited to and may benefit with those with the following:
- Birth injuries or birth defects
- Sensory processing/integrative disorders
- Hand injury
- Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
- Learning problems
- Autism and other Pervasive developmental disorders
- Arthritis and Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Broken bones or other orthopedic injuries
- Developmental delays
- Post-surgical conditions
- Spina bifida
- Traumatic amputations
- Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses
- Work Hardening/Work Conditioning
- Pulmonary Insufficiency