The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is patients' return to a functional lifestyle. Whether you are recovering from a recent injury or accident, occupational therapy will help you maximize the ability to take care of yourself. Skilled therapists can provide suggestions and adaptations on how to conserve energy, enhance comfort, and make the environment safer. Day to day activities, such as writing, cooking, bathing etc. can be made easier with occupational therapy treatment.
Occupational Therapy evaluates and treats patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and developmental problems to increase their independence with activities of daily living and to reach developmental milestones. Occupational Therapy also specializes in upper extremity injuries to increase functional use and get patients back to working and living a full life.
Therapists utilize a wide variety of modalities and activities to assist in returning each patient to their optimal function. Throughout the treatments, patients receive education on their injuries or disabilities and Home Exercise Programs are developed to accelerate the healing process and return to independence.
Occupational Therapy Services:
- Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities.
- Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations.
- Performance skills assessments and treatment.
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training.
- Guidance to family members and caregivers.
Occupational Therapy Clinic Hours
Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm
During these hours staff performs patient evaluations and treatments. Patients may call or walk in to schedule appointments during these hours as well.
Full evaluation of a musculoskeletal or neurological injury or problem will last about 1 hour with follow-up treatments scheduled for 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on each patient's needs.
As a new patient please arrive 10-15 minutes early to have plenty of time to go through the registration process. Please enter through the Riverview Entrance and follow the hallway to the Welcome Center where patients are greeted by a Hospital Volunteer. For safety please provide the patient's name and appointment time to the Volunteer. Volunteers will provide a number and direct where to go to begin the registration process. Items needed for registration include; physician's orders, a photo ID, and insurance information. Once registration is complete a therapist will come to the waiting area to escort patients to the department. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing, and bring a list of current medications.
As a returning patient, continue to sign in at the Welcome Center and therapists will provide escorts to the department where therapy takes place. Accommodations to this process will be made based on patient preferences and abilities.