Occupational therapy addresses a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living, which can include bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, meal preparation, financial management, leisure activities, cleaning and even working.
At our Cone Health Neurorehabilitation Center, our occupational therapists can:
- Instruct individuals on the use of adaptive equipment and strategies for increased independence and safety with daily activities based on visual, perceptual, cognitive and/or physical limitations.
- Work with caregivers to problem solve, and provide education on ways patients can increase participation in daily activities and self-care.
- Provide patients and caregivers with exercises and activities to promote improved coordination, improved arm/hand motion and strength, decreased spasticity and improved arm/hand functional use.
- Provide education about appropriate home exercise programs and community fitness resources.
- Recommend home or environmental modifications to promote independence and safety.
- Educate individuals about activities to promote visual, perceptual and/or cognitive skills.
- Fabricate or recommend upper extremity splints to reduce spasticity, improve or maintain motion, decrease pain or improve positioning, or for protection following an injury.
- Instruct individuals in ways they may be able to incorporate a weaker arm in daily activities for increased function.
- Educate patients in joint protection and energy conservation techniques.
For more information about occupational therapy, call (336) 271-2054.
We offer a range of services related to occupational therapy, including low-vision services, stroke rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation.
According to the National Eye Institute, low vision is defined as a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical intervention and is severe enough to interfere with the performance of daily living, but allows some usable vision.
Low-vision impairments may be caused by glaucoma, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Some neurological diagnoses also may cause visual impairments that interfere with abilities to perform daily activities, including stroke, brain injury or multiple sclerosis.
Our Low-Vision Rehabilitation program provides a new option for these patients. Each patient is evaluated by an occupational therapist specially trained in low-vision therapy. A therapy plan and goals are then developed to meet each patient’s individual needs. Our therapy focuses on enabling patients with visual impairments to safely and independently complete daily living tasks compromised by vision loss.
Individuals who are experiencing low vision should see their physician, ophthalmologist or optometrist for an evaluation. A physician referral is required for evaluation and treatment in our low-vision program.
Our program is offered at the 912 Third Street, Suite 102 in Greensboro. For more information, call (336) 271-2054.
For more information, download our brochure.
Disabilities resulting from strokes are unique to each individual. Our team of licensed professionals personalizes goals and treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each patient.
We are the ONLY comprehensive outpatient therapy program in Greensboro that offers a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation.
For more information, download our brochure
Join our free community group: Stroke Warriors: Achieving Wellness After Stroke
Cone Health offers a comprehensive, family-centered approach to physical, occupational and speech therapy for children. Our caring pediatric therapists strive to provide a fun, challenging program that maximizes the outcome for your child. We encourage you to attend therapy sessions with your child, and we provide a tailored home program that can be used to further your child’s progress.
Click here for more information.| Free Pediatric Screenings