What is occupational therapy?
At Amberwell, occupational therapy is a patient-centered approach aimed at fostering independence and enhancing quality of life. This therapy involves working on a diverse range of tasks such as activities of daily living (ADLs), training in the use of adaptive equipment, and rehabilitation of the upper extremity.
Who benefits from occupational therapy?
People who have…
- upper extremity pain or dysfunction
- upper extremity weakness
- difficulty performing ADLs or functional transfers
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a session last?
A typical occupational therapy session lasts 30 minutes.
What kind of equipment will I use?
Whether in home, in the hospital, or in our outpatient clinic, we are able to use different types of equipment to help with education for ADLs and strengthening the upper body. This includes adaptive equipment such as reacher, sock aid or long handled sponge, and exercise equipment like TheraBand, arm bike, and wrist weights.
How is occupational therapy different from other therapies?
Occupational therapy addresses, specifically, upper extremity dysfunction, pain, and limitation. We also work with patients on activities of daily living with goals of improving independence and maintaining quality of life.
How to Make an Occupational Therapy Appointment
Ask your primary care provider for a referral or call 913-360-5550 for more information.