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What Types of Injuries Often Require Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is designed to assist people in learning how to take care of themselves after a health condition limits their ability to perform the daily tasks of life. The type of activities that occupational therapy focuses on includes dressing, bathing, eating, preparing meals, managing personal affairs, and doing housework. This form of in-home therapy is employed by people of all ages, but it is particularly beneficial for the elderly, who might have suffered from a heart attack, stroke, or similar condition. 

Before beginning this type of home care, an occupational therapist will evaluate their patient and create an individualized treatment plan that teaches techniques and strategies to encourage their patient to regain their independence and functionality. 

Here are a few of the types of injuries occupational therapy is used to treat:

  • Heart conditions that are accompanied by fatigue 
  • Weakened muscle function or paralysis that is brought on by a stroke
  • Injuries to the neck, shoulder, or hands
  • Mental health conditions, like depression
  • Diseases or injuries to the bones and joints that limit a person’s mobility
  • Cognitive impairments, such as dementia
  • Visual impairments, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration
  • Work related injuries to the upper extremities 
  • Amputations

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to assist individuals in actively participate in the daily activities of life as independently and safely as possible. If you or a loved one is in need of in-home therapy, you can feel confident trusting the professionals of At Home Health Services. 

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