Occupational therapists and assistants help people of all ages increase their occupational task performance in a variety of settings. Occupational task performance includes anything that is “doing”. This considers all environments (i.e. home, work, school, community), activities, movement, and contexts that impact an individual’s ability to do things that are important to them.
Gottsche occupational therapists provide their clients with an individualized comprehensive exam to determine if disease, bodily pain, neurologic involvement, post-surgery conditions, low vision, or cognitive aspects impact their functional independence, safety, or comfort. Then, they develop an individualized plan of care to help address those identified impairments.
Common treatments include (but not limited to):
- Upper extremity splinting
- Hand: injuries, fractures, sprains, strains, arthritis, surgical recovery
- Wrist: carpal tunnel, tendonitis, bony excision, soft tissue injury
- Elbow: tendonitis
- Stroke: Neurorehabilitation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Adaptive equipment recommendations/use
- Shoulder: total shoulder, reverse total shoulder, arthroscopic surgeries, rotator cuff tears/strains
- Home Evaluations
- Low Vision Assessment/Treatment/Compensatory training