What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of individuals who suffer with disabilities that interfere with the tasks of daily life including household chores, work activities, dressing and self-care. Our licensed occupational therapists are experts in treating upper extremity disorders and injuries. Fractures, tendon injuries, total joint replacements for the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder all fall within the realm of conditions treated by our occupational therapy team.

Conditions We Treat

We offer post-operative and conservative care for all upper extremity conditions such as:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Strains or sprains
  • Tendon lacerations or tendinitis
  • Nerve injuries or nerve compression syndromes
  • Arthritis
  • Joint contracture reduction
  • Burns
  • Amputations

Post-Operative Care

Our therapists collaborate closely with hand surgeons to help you have the best possible recovery following surgery. Custom splint fabrication including fracture splinting is provided for patients. Each exercise program is customized to your individual needs and the protocols that your surgeon recommends.

Prevention Education

In addition to one-on-one sessions with our skilled hand therapists, our patients are given individualized instructions for home exercises specifically designed for their diagnosis and needs. A successful home program can dramatically improve your outcomes. To ensure success, we'll provide demonstrations, visual aids, and monitoring as appropriate.

Occupational Therapy at Heber Valley
Hospital