Occupational Therapy Services

Home Occupational Therapy
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Services for Living Your Daily Life

Taylor Physical Therapy’s occupational therapy services are designed to treat a variety of disorders related to physical, cognitive, perceptual and developmental disabilities regardless of age.

Who Can Benefit From OT?

If you’re experiencing pain or limited range of motion in upper extremities, occupational therapy may help to alleviate your symptoms. We can help you heal from:

  • A work-related injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Carpal tunnel
  • A cumulative trauma disorder
  • Stroke injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia, Neurological disorders

Occupational Therapy Overview

These services are each focused on helping patients of all ages, from pediatric patients to geriatric patients. The main goal is to provide patients with the training and necessary tools to regain and retain the independence they want. Our Occupational Therapy staff utilizes specific therapy exercise prescription, home modification recommendations, and instruction in the use of adaptive equipment in order to help patients improve tasks such as:

  • Grooming
  • Oral hygiene
  • Bathing and showering
  • Using the restroom
  • Using personal care devices
  • Dressing
  • Meal preparation and eating
  • Home maintenance
  • Maintaining a medication routine
  • Money management
  • Socialization
  • Functional mobility
  • Community mobility
  • Leisure activities
  • Driving and off the road driver assessment
  • Cognitive standardized testing
  • Custom fabricated splinting

Many of our occupational therapy sessions are offered in our Easy Street environment, which allows us to create realistic situations to simulate the tasks patients encounter in their daily lives.

Home Modifications

Our occupational therapy services are designed to give our patients the tools they need so they can maintain their independence at home. However, these services only go so far, because it’s also important that your home is set up in a way that will allow you to be successful. Our occupational therapists can assess your home to make sure everything is set up to meet your functional ability, allowing you to remain safe. We recommend adjustments that include environmental modifications and adding adaptive equipment. These services are available to patients of all ages and abilities, regardless of health condition, sensory impairment or motor impairment.

 


Activities of Daily Living

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ADL (Activities of Daily Living) Retaining/Education

Activities of daily living comprise all of the personal day to day tasks one typically does on a routine basis, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting, eating, and completing functional transfers. Sometimes with age, or due to an injury or diagnosis, these routine tasks can become more difficult. This is when OT can help! 


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IADL's (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living)

  • OT can offer recommendations and education regarding adaptive equipment for home use as well as home modifications to enable you to remain in your home as long as possible.
  • OT's can provide a comprehensive home assessment to identify the specific needs of your home/living environment to increase safety and independence. 
  • Education and adaptive strategies for daily activities in the home. 

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High Level ADL Assessment

  • Assess cognitive functioning
  • Assess ability to safely and independently complete daily tasks.

Upper Extremity Therapy/Rehabilitation

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Hands, Wrists, Elbows, and Shoulders

Taylor Therapy provides occupational therapy (OT) services at all our locations. We specialize in treating upper extremity dysfunctions in hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. No matter if you've suffered a condition due to illness, injury or surgery, we'll plan an effective treatment regimen to minimize your pain and improve your range of motion. 

Treatment may include:

  • Strengthening/therapeutic exercise
  • Manual soft tissue mobilization (massage) or instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to decrease soft tissue tightness
  • Techniques to increase range of motion, such as stretching and joint mobilization
  • Splinting
  • Modalities such as ultrasound, Iontophoresis, paraffin bath, and electrical stimulation

Neurological Treatment

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Neurological Skilled Intervention

Occupational therapy can work with patients with various neurological conditions/diagnoses to maximize function and quality of life.

Diagnoses treated might include, but are not limited to:

  • Post-stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy assists children from birth through 21 years of age to increase their overall quality of life and ability to participate in tasks that are important and meaningful to them. Therapy focuses on the use of play to promote developmental skills and increase participation in daily tasks, such as play, school, age appropriate self-care skills and participating in family life. 


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Comprehensive Rehab Programs for PEDs:

The Listening Program - The Listening Program involves listening to acoustically-modified instrumental music to assist with symptoms in the diagnosis of ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism and Developmental Delays. 

Sensory Integration Therapy - We are able to treat and comfort children with certain sensitivity to lights, sounds and textures. Our OT's helps each patient learn to respond to sensory input in an appropriate manner, allowing them to lead a better life.

Zones of Regulation® Behavior Approach - Zones of Regulation® is used by our Occupational Therapy staff to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel into four zones.  We can teach students to become aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. 


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Home Health & Nursing Home Rehabilitation 

Taylor Physical Therapy also provides contracted occupational therapy services for nursing homes, assisted living and long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. These services ensure patients receive regular therapy services in their own living environment, where they are more comfortable. Our therapists develop programs for each patient that will help them improve in function and safety or decrease pain.


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