Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Issues with memory, coordination, balance and vision are just a few things that can impact your daily routine. Our Occupational Therapists help you develop strategies for everyday activities, like dressing and caring for yourself. You can also learn to manage more challenging activities, like work, driving and chores around the house.
What happens during occupational therapy?
At Saint Agnes Hospital, our occupational therapists perform an evaluation to identify any limitations in mobility, cognitive skills, motor performance, sensory performance and visual-perceptual skills. Your therapist will then develop a one on one treatment plan tailored specifically to you—your lifestyle, your goals and your individual needs.
Depending on your needs, your treatment plan might include:
- Strategies for energy conservation and work simplification
- Ergonomic education for repetitive injury prevention
- Self care training while regarding hip precautions after surgery
- Stress management
- Skills for using adaptive equipment
- Home safety recommendations and modifications
- Scar management
- Skills to manage and live with arthritis, diabetes or cardiac conditions
- Training to improve upper extremity use including strength, coordination and sensibility
At Saint Agnes, our specialized occupational therapy services include:
- Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation
- Customized splints, fracture braces or slings
- Upper extremity wound care
- Arthritis program
- Neurologic rehabilitation for individuals with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, head trauma, peripheral neuropathy and more
- Low vision rehabilitation
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Driving evaluation
- Ergonomic assessments and recommendations
- Work conditioning
- Follow up program for high risk neonatal intensive care unit graduates
For more information on occupational therapy at Saint Agnes, call 410-368-2800.
Inpatient Services/ Independence Square:
Administrative Director, Rehab