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.