Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Simply put, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

The goal of Siskin Hospital’s occupational therapists is to successfully return you to an active, independent lifestyle.

Each day, you’ll work with your occupational therapist to restore your ability to carry out activities of daily living like eating, bathing, dressing, returning to work and driving, as well as independent living skills, such as homemaking and money management.

At Siskin Hospital, occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which you, your family and occupational therapist determine your goals
  • customized intervention to improve your ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan

Occupational therapy services may also include:

  • comprehensive evaluations of your home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school)
  • recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use
  • guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapists treat holistically. They view you as an integral part of the therapy team and adapt the environment to fit you.

Siskin Hospital’s occupational therapists are certified in electrical and thermal modalities and trained in the use of Saebo Technology for Functional Arm Training, the FES cycle, the Hocoma Armeo Spring, Bioness and Neuro Developmental Treatment for patients with hemiplegia. Occupational therapists are also specially-trained in the treatment of patients with visual deficits related to neurological conditions and age-related eye diseases. They utilize a variety of vision technologies such as BITS, Dynavision D2, Biorad, desktop and portable video magnifiers and accessible mobile technology.

For more information about Occupational Therapy at Siskin Hospital, please call 423.634.1200 or email outpatient@siskinrehab.org.

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