Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy PictureOccupational therapy includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities to help them return to their highest level of life functioning. Through appropriate therapeutic activities, exercise and self care management training, occupational therapy staff assist individuals in adapting to their social and physical environment. In doing so, patients regain confidence as they improve their ability to function in everyday life.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

  • Improves daily activity functioning (bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc)
  • Shortens recovery time from afflicted condition
  • Helps individual become self sufficient

Elements of Occupational Therapy

  • Education and training in daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc.
  • Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
  • Training with adaptive techniques and equipment
  • Exercise to increase strength and coordination
  • Exercise to sustain normal joint movement by reducing the effects of arthritis and other conditions

Conditions treated by Occupational Therapy

  • Fractures
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Joint Replacements/Other Orthopedic Conditions
  • Amputations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sensory Loss
  • Heart Condition
  • Stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical Condition
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Memory Loss (Alzheimer‚Äôs Disease and other forms of Dementia)
  • Skin Issues
  • Balance Disorders
  • Wounds
  • Arthritis
  • General Weakness

Testimonials

"I really enjoy volunteering and helping the residents at Lodge of the Wabash. I try to go every day. I love helping people and some of the residents depend on my to be there and help them with things. My volunteer time at the Lodge helps me as much as it helps the residents."
Paul T.

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