Occupational Therapists focus on an individual’s ability to perform a broad range of everyday life activities and help them return to their prior level of independence and mobility.
They assist the patients with services, such as:
• Achieving independence in performing activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting.
• Upper extremity and hand rehabilitation.
• Education and training on adaptive equipment.
• Cognitive and perceptual training.
• Custom and prefabricated splints.
• Saebo splint training.
• Ergonomic evaluations and education.
• Community education for pulmonary, cardiac and arthritis groups. and
• Pre-drivers perceptual and cognitive testing.
They promote independence by improving the skills required to perform daily undertakings, and teaches alternative ways to accomplish them.