Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that provides services to individuals of all ages who have physical, developmental, emotional and social deficits. Because of these conditions, they may require specialized training in learning or relearning skills that enable them to be independent, return to productive work and satisfying lifestyles. Work Concepts assess the work behaviors, work skills, work aptitudes and physical demands for all ages and conditions. Occupational therapy services include evaluation, treatment and opportunities for practice before returning to the work site.

Functional areas of treatment and activity include:

  • Motor, positioning, motion, resistance, coordination/dexterity, sensory, visual, auditory (hearing), tactile (touch)
  • Cognitive, organizing, problem solving, attention span, memory
  • Perceptual, recognize shape, size, distance, motor planning
  • Emotional, structure, independence, reality, appropriate expression of feelings
  • Self care, self care for eating, dressing, hygiene
  • Functional work, work-site assessment, work simulation, body mechanics, ergonomic principles
  • Developmental, fine motor tasks for school, visual motor, visual perceptual, sensory integration
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Hand Therapy

Conditions frequently treated by occupational therapists:

  • Wrists and hands
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic

For more information call (208) 677-6531

 
Pediatric Therapy: Occupational therapist teaches a mother a technique used to calm her ADHD child.
 
Occupational therapists help their patients get back to their normal tasks and activities as quickly as possible.