Occupational therapy is designed to help people develop or recover skills for daily living and return to ordinary activities at home and at work. Our therapists assist individuals affected by accidents, injuries and physical, mental, developmental and neurologic conditions.
Occupational Therapy Treatments & Services
At Parkland Medical Center, we offer one–on–one inpatient and outpatient services. Our licensed occupational therapists evaluate your unique needs and create a customized program to help develop your independent living skills such as bathing, dressing, eating and home management tasks. We tailor services to match specific health conditions in adults and children, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, brain injury, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease and joint replacement.
Our experts provide help with:
- Cognitive/perceptual evaluation and training
- Coordination and dexterity evaluation and training
- Custom splint fabrication
- Energy conservation/pacing
- Ergonomic assessments/recommendations
- Falls risk assessment and treatment
- Gross and fine motor evaluation and training
- Hand, arm and shoulder therapy and functional capacity evaluations
Our occupational therapists help you manage conditions such as fractures, tendonitis, amputations, nerve–related issues, impingements, sprains and strains, wounds, scars and pain in the hand and provide custom splint fabrication for corrective and/or protective measures. The therapists consider how the injury impacts your activity at home and at work and modify treatment to help you return to your normal routine independently and without risk of further injury.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Because we understand the importance of age–appropriate therapy in developing daily living skills and abilities, we provide a full suite of developmental and therapeutic services specifically for children through our pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy program. Our therapists work one–on–one with children to address both long–term and temporary conditions.
Adaptive Equipment and Assisted Technology
As part of our continuum of personalized care, our therapists can recommend adaptive equipment—such as wheelchairs, walkers and seating—and assistive technology, such as alternative communication devices. We train patients, family members and caregivers in the use of this equipment.
Inpatient Occupational Therapy
While you’re hospitalized, our inpatient rehabilitation team works closely with you and your physician to develop customized treatment plans to help you regain an independent and safe level of function for everyday living as quickly as possible. Our occupational therapists help you gain upper extremity use (for activities such as bathing and dressing) and functional mobility (such as carrying groceries and food preparation). We also collaborate with discharge planners to help you make the transition from the hospital to home or other healthcare facilities, as needed.