Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,  

  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and 

  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan. 

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team (adapted from the website of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. at www.AOTA.org).

 

Revive Rehab, Inc. specializes in pain management.  We use a personalized, innovative, whole body approach to restore you to an active lifestyle and help you live pain free.  Our therapists use specialized approaches such as Myofascial Release Techniques for pain management and Bobath’s Neuro Developmental Techniques (NDT) for neuro rehabilitation.  Our therapists have had extensive training from the founders and leading experts in these fields, John F. Barnes in Myofascial Release Techniques and from Waleed Al-Oboudi in NEURO- IFRAH and NDT treatment approaches.

At Revive Rehab, Inc. even though our speciality remains pain management and neuro-rehabilitation, we do offer traditional occupational therapy services which involve training clients on activities of daily living, strengthening programs, balance training, home evaluations, hand therapy, ergonomic evaluations and any post surgical rehabiliation treatment that is required to bring a patient back to his/her prior level of function. 

 

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