Occupational Therapists Help People Achieve Independence
From Angela Wagner, Occupational Therapy Manager
Crossing Rivers Health is joining The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. in celebrating April as Occupational Therapy month.
The Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants at Crossing Rivers Health take great pride in helping people of all ages live life to the fullest by helping them prevent or live better with injury, illness or disability. The team provides skilled treatment to help patients improve motion, balance, strength, coordination, sensation, visual perception, and cognition with the goal of increasing their participation and independence in all daily activities.
Occupational Therapy often includes instruction on alternative ways to complete daily tasks. Activities may include one-handed strategies for putting on a shirt following a stroke, using a dressing stick or a sock aid, or home management activities for cleaning and cooking. We also provide in-home assessments where we come to your home and make recommendations that will improve safety and independence. Every person and every home is unique. This type of assessment can be valuable to keep our patients safe while in the comfort of their home.
Hear from our patients
In December of 2016, Kathy fell down the steps on her patio and broke her arm in three places. Three separate surgeries were performed and occupational therapy was recommended to help regain range of motion and strength in her left arm. Hear Kathy share her how the occupational therapy team at Crossing Rivers Health assisted in her journey to independence.