What does a Care Plus Occupational Therapist do?
An Occupational Therapist is a health care professional with at least a 4-year college degree. Our Occupational Therapists specialize in evaluating and treating the different health issues that limit or impede a person’s independence.
Individual independence sometimes requires relearning of daily-living activities. Visits from our Occupational Therapist will be conveniently arranged as ordered by the Physician.
Independent and self reliant
One of the most important roles our Occupational Therapist plays is to help patients become as self-reliant as possible. Through education and exercise programs that encourage the re-learning of lost or diminished motor skills, Care Plus Occupational Therapists help patients improve their ability to perform activities of daily living.
The evaluation process
After receiving your Doctor’s orders our Occupational Therapist will complete a total evaluation of client needs. Which could include:
- Range of motion
- Pain levels
- Skin condition
- Wound condition
- Functional postures
- Body mechanics
Our Occupational Therapist will develop an individualized treatment program that could include:
- Strengthening exercises
- Range of motion exercises
- Exercises, massage and or use of modalities to decrease pain and swelling
- Injury support
- Functional ergonomics
- Workstation assessment