Occupational Thearpy Services
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by Nandgaonkar's Therapy Services
Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that helps people regain, develop, and build skills that are important for independent functioning, health, well-being, security, and happiness. Occupational therapy practitioners work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, or developmental or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance in learning skills to enable them to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Occupational therapy can prevent injury or the worsening of existing conditions or disabilities and it promotes independent functioning in individuals who may otherwise require institutionalization or other long-term care. Because of this, occupational therapy keeps health care costs down and maximizes the quality of life for the individual, their family, and other caregivers.
What Makes OT Different
In addition to dealing with an individual's physical well-being, occupational therapy practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors that may impede independent functioning in all aspects of life. This unique perspective makes occupational therapy a critically important part of a health care program.
WHERE DO OTs WORK?
Assitive living facilities
Home health agencies
Long-term care facilities
Hand therapy clinics
Universities and colleges
Early intervention programs
Independent living facilities
Skilled nursing and rehab centers
Volunteer agencies (i.e, Alzheimer's Association, Easter Seals)
Work hardening programs
Practice areas include: - Pediatrics - Juvenile - Physical rehab - Mental health - Geriatrics -
Ergonomics - Hand therapy - Work hardening - Administration - Education and
Assistive technology - Environmental design -
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM OT?
This is a list of diagnoses that may be seen by occupational therapists.This list is NOT all inclusive. It is meant to show that OT services are available and beneficial to many individuals.
- Developmental Disorders (ADHD, cerebral palsy, mental retardation)
- Sensory Disorders (blindness, chronic pain, sensory loss)
- Injuries (of the head, back, arms, and spinal cord, carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Musculoskeletal Disorders (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
- Systemic Disorders (diabetes, kidney disease with dialysis)
- Immunological Disorders (AIDS, cancer)
- Skin Disorders (burns)
- Cognition Disorders (Alzheimer's Disease, dementia)
- Mental Health Disorders (autism, depression, substance abuse/dependence)