Disorders, stroke, injuries, disabilities and other medical issues sometimes can interfere with your ability to perform everyday tasks. Occupational therapy helps you develop, regain or maintain the basic skills needed for daily living, such as dressing, hygiene, taking care of your home, driving, going to school, working and leisure activities.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center provides occupational therapy in on an outpatient basis, as well as to individuals still in the hospital and those receiving care at home through the Providence St. Mary Home Health Department.
On your first visit, the occupational therapist will complete a thorough evaluation of your range of motion, strength, sensation and ability to perform tasks. Depending on your needs, an evaluation also may be done of your home or workplace to determine what could be done to improve your ability to function there.
The therapist will identify the specific challenges you have with daily activities, then will design an individualized treatment plan that takes into account your diagnosis, personal goals and the expectations of your physician.
A physician’s referral is required for occupational therapy. If you believe that you or a loved one would benefit from occupational therapy but do not have a referral, please speak to your doctor. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at (509) 522-5821.