April is National Occupational Therapy (OT) month, which is a great time to learn how OT can help you or a loved one live your best life.
Occupational therapists work with clients of all ages on strengthening their physical, mental and cognitive skills. They treat everything from complex neurological disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or stroke) to workplace assessment and training for leisure activities. Some of the everyday activities occupational therapists assist clients with include getting dressed, taking a bath, moving safely and basic household chores such as laundry and cooking.
The Riverview Health OT staff is equipped to treat many different disorders, such as congenital conditions, chronic and acute orthopedic or musculoskeletal injuries or conditions, and arthritis. OT can be used as a first-line treatment prior to surgery or as a way to recover skills after surgery.
At Riverview Health, you receive continuous care from your first OT appointment to your last. Riverview Health takes a team approach by pairing you with an occupational therapist and a physical therapist to maximize recovery and provide high-quality care and consistent therapy.
Riverview Health outpatient OT provides specialties such as aquatic therapy, Graston soft tissue mobilization, custom upper extremity splinting, and hand therapy. Riverview Health inpatient OT can accommodate 24 patients at a time and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Our OTs consistently receive excellent reviews for the care they provide.
If you think you or a loved one would benefit from OT, please talk to your primary care provider. He or she can order an OT evaluation and schedule an initial appointment.
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