Is Occupational Therapy Right for My Loved One?
Have you noticed that your friend or a family member has more difficulty than they used to in completing everyday activities? Do tasks like putting on their shoes and socks or doing household chores leave them exhausted? They may benefit from occupational therapy. This rehabilitation service is designed to help clients complete tasks (“occupations”) and find ways to regain lost quality of life with assistance in doing things like dressing, bathing, eating, grooming, and using the bathroom. An occupational therapist is a specialist who is accustomed to providing individualized treatment to patients seeking to learn methods to improve their activities of daily living so they can lead more independent lives.
What Conditions Can an Occupational Therapist Treat?
Occupational therapy services are intended to improve strength, endurance, and find compensatory ways to cope with living with a disability that places physical limitations on the patient.
Doctors often prescribe occupational therapy for patients with conditions such as:
- Autism, to help children participate in school and social situations
- Cystic fibrosis, a lung disease
- Blindness and eye diseases
- Muscular dystrophy
- Cardiac and respiratory disorders
- Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease
- Orthopedic problems
Why Would a Doctor Prescribe Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists see patients for a variety of conditions, including those listed above, as well as post-operative patients, patients who have sustained a recent injury, post-stroke or severe concussion patients, and others. They can help patients achieve specific goals with personalized services that help your loved one feel encouraged as they progress towards these goals.
What Does Occupational Therapy Involve?
In the first appointment, your loved one’s occupational therapist will assess their capabilities and limitations while asking them about what they hope to achieve from their program. The goal of occupational therapy is to help them find ways to live more independently, particularly for clients who have had a recent injury or need aid in learning how to work around their physical limitations. A good occupational therapist is caring, and strategic, and offers superior-quality services so their client can learn to cope with their condition to the best of their ability.
At Home Healthcare Provides Helpful Occupational Therapy & Prioritizes Individualized Care
The At Home Healthcare team is dedicated to getting to know each patient we treat all while helping them achieve the goals that led them to need occupational therapy. We offer first-rate services from compassionate professionals who can help improve your quality of life. Consider asking you or your loved one’s doctor about occupational therapy.
At Home Healthcare provides occupational therapy services for patients in Texas. To inquire further or to set up a consultation, please contact us at (877) 959-9093.