Transforming Lives, Building Independence
Our compassionate and experienced occupational therapy department strives to help you or your loved one live an independent, productive and satisfying life. Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages engage in the “occupations” that are most meaningful to them. “Occupations” is another word for life activities such as work, school, leisure and play, self-care, home management and even sleep. If any of these activities are difficult due to physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disorders, social or emotional problems, or the aging process, OT is there is to help.
“Because you deserve to have an independent, productive and satisfying life.”
Our occupational therapists create personalized goals and treatment plans in collaboration with you, the client, based on skilled evaluation and clinical reasoning. They use evidence-based approaches to help restore and establish skills, adapt and modify the task or tools, and prevent further disability.
Some common injuries, illnesses and disabilities occupational therapists work with include:
- Cardiac and pulmonary disease
- Congenital/developmental disorders
- Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
- Low vision
- Mental health
- Neurological conditions
- Age related diseases
- Shoulder, wrist or hand fractures/injuries
Occupational therapy services include:
- Upper extremity and hand rehabilitation
- Education and training in use of adaptive equipment and assistive devices
- Assistive technology and environmental modifications
- Modalities and splinting
- Guiding family members and caregivers
- Fall prevention training
- Driver evaluation and rehabilitation
- Ergonomics and joint protection
- Purposeful activities that aim to establish or restore a specific skill such as balance, coordination, strength or visual perception
- Establishing habits and routines for health promotion
To schedule an appointment, call (605) 842-7153.
Outpatient Clinic Hours
Monday—Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
After hours therapy available by appointment.