OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

CONTACT: (608) 745-6290 OR EMAIL US

 

Despite the name, occupational therapy is not only used to learn work-related skills. It helps you fine-tune or re-learn tasks you need for daily activities. Yes, this may include work-related tasks but it also includes dressing, cooking, cleaning and other home-related tasks.

Divine Savior Healthcare’s occupational therapists can evaluate your home and make recommendations to accommodate your physical needs and safety.

TREATMENT SERVICES:
  • Comprehensive upper extremity surgical or non-surgical management of injuries including:
    • shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and finger rehabilitation
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Custom splint fabrication and training, including static and dynamic splinting
  • Brace fitting and training
  • Edema management
  • Manual therapy for joint and soft tissue mobilization including instrument assisted myofascial treatment
  • Neural mobilization to address numbness, tingling or pain
  • Post-mastectomy care
  • Pre-mastectomy education and training
  • Edema issues
    • Post-surgical
    • Condition-related
  • Garment fitting or wrapping technique
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Grooming and dressing
  • Cooking and household tasks
  • Work or hobby-related activities
  • Standardized testing includes: Cognitive Assessment of Minnesota, Allen Cognitive Levels test, KELS, Cognitive Performance Test and others.
  • Cognitive retraining or modifications related to acquired (TBI/CVA) or age related conditions (dementia)
  • Clinic based assessment of mobility and cognitive skills as it relates to safety when driving
  • Performed by specially trained Occupational Therapists
  • DCAT (DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment Tool) completed by specially trained representative with SafeWay Driver Fitness Centers
  • On-the-road driving assessment completed with Bear Driving School as indicated by in clinic testing
  • Ongoing communication with your physician
  • Personalized home evaluations for those with physical limitations or low vision
  • Training to ensure safe mobility in the home
  • Personalized recommendations for assistive devices or equipment (manual wheelchair, scooter, power wheelchair)

Low Vision Rehabilitation

  • Help those with low vision overcome the handicapping effects of their visual impairments
  • Does NOT restore lost sight
  • Evaluation and management by specially trained therapists which may include:
    • Recommendation of low vision aids
    • Home modifications
    • Training in glare reduction
    • Improving contrast
    • Working at various distances
    • Utilizing large print materials

 

  • Assessment of conditions such as developmental delay, autism and attention deficit disorders (ADD)
  • sensory reintegration
  • fine motor skill training
  • Treatment for a variety of neurological conditions including stroke, spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and many other disorders
  • Treatment may include pain management, stretching, strengthening, improving movement patterns, adapting activities, recommending equipment to increase independence, or Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Assessment of children who can be categorized as developmental delay, children with attention difficulties, children struggling to read/write or perform developmentally appropriate self-help activities
  • Therapy treatment sessions may consist of cognitive skills training, fine and gross motor activities, self-help activities and identification and training in self-regulation skills for successful participation in daily living activities
  • Caregiver and child instruction in adaptive equipment and strategies to increase independence and facilitate development
  • Clinic-based mobility evaluations
  • Consultation with specially trained Occupational Therapist and DME Mobility Specialist
  • Ensure proper equipment fit and provide letter of medical necessity for insurance
  • Training on use and features of wheelchair/scooter
  • Guidance with technical questions/concerns

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