St. Vincent’s Occupational Therapists help you improve your physical ability so you can better take care of yourself. By increasing physical ability, you can become more independent. Our goal is to help you with self-care skills like bathing, dressing, using the toilet, grooming, feeding yourself and work skills.
Various evaluation tools and treatment methods are offered including:
- Strengthening of the body for improved support and balance
- Learning to use assistive devices, adaptive equipment and orthotics
- Preventing falls and alleviating the fear of falling through balance training
- Functional splinting and joint protection: immobilizing an injured or displaced body part
- Improving coordination: training different parts of your body to work together smoothly and efficiently
- Manual lymph drainage: gentle massage to encourage natural drainage of the lymphatic system
- Thermal modalities: using hot and cold stimulation to promote healing
- Therapeutic Ultrasound: increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown.
Occupational Therapy may be a treatment option for people who suffer from from:
- Brain injury
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Developmental disabilities
- Work related injuries