Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy 2017-03-16T15:30:38+00:00

Occupational therapy helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Services may include comprehensive evaluations of an individual’s home and other environments, recommendations and training for adaptive equipment, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.

Occupational therapy typically includes:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance for family members and caregivers

Some health conditions that benefit from occupational therapy include:

 

  • Burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations
  • Vision or cognitive problems to compromise safety in the home
  • Total knee, shoulder, and hip replacements
  • Orthopedic injuries, sprains and strains, fractures, arthritis
  • Limitations following a stroke and neurological conditions
  • Injuries related to work, accidents, sports, or other activities
  • Balance disorders and conditions that cause falls
  • Debilitation from disease
  • Cardiovascular/pulmonary conditions
To see some of the ways in which occupational therapists can help patients, watch this video, courtesy of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

For more information, call the Natick VNA at 508-653-3081 to speak with one of our knowledgeable in-home care experts.