What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a form of specialized assistance for people of all ages that have limited abilities due to physical, medical or developmental conditions. This form of therapy can cover everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to brain injuries.

By making changes to a person’s environment, situation and skillset, occupational therapists can help patients successfully perform the daily tasks that are important to them.

An occupational therapist’s responsibilities include:

  • Observing patients performing certain tasks
  • Reviewing the patent’s full medical history
  • Evaluating the patient’s condition and specific needs
  • Creating a treatment plan with the patient’s goals in mind
  • Demonstrating exercises that help relieve pain for chronic conditions
  • Assessing the patient’s workplace and/or home to identify how it can be better tailored to their condition
  • Educating the patient’s family and/or employer on ways to better accommodate their condition

Access Sports Medicine’s Occupational Therapy Program

We provide occupational therapy services for a range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Cumulative traumas
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Overuse injuries

All occupational therapy sessions are administered as one-on-one treatments with the patient to ensure a personalized, targeted approach to healing. Our occupational therapy department also performs ergonomic job site evaluations and is proficient in splint fabrication.

Certified Hand Therapists

Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) are occupational therapists that specialize in the treatment of hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions.

Custom Hand Splint

Common upper extremity conditions treated include:

The hand therapists at Access Sports Medicine provide accurate assessments, quick care and effective treatment plans to help patients get back to a comfortable lifestyle.

Our occupational therapy department also performs ergonomic job site evaluations and is proficient in splint fabrication.

Meet Our Occupational Therapists

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I be seen by one of your occupational therapists?
A: To be seen by an occupational therapist or hand therapist, you need to be referred by your orthopaedic or primary care physician.

Q: Will my occupational therapist give me things to work on at home?
A: Yes! The best occupational therapy plans include education about your regular activities, including things to avoid doing as well as exercises you can do at home to facilitate healing and improve function.

Our staff understands and recognizes the importance of providing current and accurate workers’ compensation information and patient progress reports in a timely manner. Above all, our focus is on the recovery process and getting patients back to work quickly.

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