Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) help patients get back to everyday activities and help to improve overall functional living.

An OT evaluation is performed to determine the patient’s deficits and develop a customized intervention to improve their abilities and reach their goals.

Recommendations are commonly made for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.

We also specialize in Hand Therapy:

  • Pre-Fabricated and Custom-Fabricated Splints/Orthoses
  • Sensory Education
  • Fine Motor Skill Retraining/Education
  • Manual hands on therapy
  • Hand pain management intervention with modalities

Hand Orthoses/ Splints:

HealthRite Medical Rehab offers orthotic design and fabricating Hand Orthoses, which are extremely important aspects in providing optimal care for persons with upper extremity injuries and functional deficits.

Benefits of Orthoses:

  • Prevents further deformities
  • Prevents soft-tissue contractures
  • Substitutes for muscle function or weakness
  • Prevents muscle stretching
  • Corrects any existing deformity
  • Provides controlled motion
  • Assists in fracture alignment and wound healing

Treatments and Interventions Provided by Occupational therapists:

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Therapeutic Activities
  • ADL Exercise
  • Neuromuscular Education
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sensory Education
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Edema Management
  • Scar Mangement
  • Wound Care

Common Injuries and Conditions Treated by Occupational Therapists

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Nerve Compression
  • Rheumatoid/Osteoarthritis
  • De Quervain’s
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Hand/Shoulder Pain
  • Hand Fracture / ORIF
  • Edema/ Bursitis
  • Arthralgia/ Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Sprain /Strain
  • Stroke