Geriatric Occupational Therapy

Geriatric Occupational Therapy

iStock_000010961113Medium1Treatment focuses on:

  • Restoring range of joint motion
  • Fine motor Training
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Upper extremity function
  • Swallow/dysphagia/self-feeding
  • Functional mobility training
  • Therapeutic positioning
  • Adaptive equipment (wheelchair, commode and adaptive aids)
  • Splinting
  • Energy conservation/work simplification
  • Job/home site modifications
  • Visual-perceptual screening/training

Who Benefits From Occupational Therapy? Patients with:

  • Arm/hand injuries
  • Chronic conditions like arthritis or MS
  • Limitations resulting from a stroke, heart attack, burn, or amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries from various types of accidents
  • Cognitive problems that threaten their ability to drive
  • Work-related, repetitive-stress injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopedic patients who have undergone surgical repair of upper extremity dysfunction (tendon repair of hand, rotator cuff repair, total joint replacement)