Your life is made up of meaningful everyday activities (Occupations).
Everyone has occupations—from the toddler whose occupations are play and learning to develop important skills, to the older adult whose occupations are engaging with family and friends and managing his or her home. If you are recovering from an accident or injury, your valued occupations may be disrupted. Occupational therapy incorporates your valued occupations into the rehabilitation process.
Occupational Therapy involves the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition.
Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the patient/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the patient.
Occupational therapy allows people across the lifespan to do the activities they want and need to do. An occupational therapist will evaluate your situation and, with input from you (and perhaps your family, care provider, or friend), develop individualized goals that allow you to resume or pursue your valued occupations. After you develop goals with your occupational therapist, you will work together on a specific intervention plan to help improve or maintain your ability to perform daily activities and reach your goals getting back to your life.
When needed, you might receive occupational therapy in the hospital, in long term care and rehab facilities, at home or in an outpatient clinic.
If you believe you or a family member would benefit from Occupational Therapy, ask your doctor for a referral to the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at Murray Hospital.
For more information call 270-762-1854.