If you or a loved one struggles to complete everyday tasks at home or work, occupational therapy may be the solution you have been searching for. With professional guidance and instruction, necessary routine duties can become in reach again. Don't let obstacles stand in your way. Seek help when you need it.
Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy can benefit anyone with physical or mental limitations, whether they were born disabled or are recovering from a disease, injury or medical procedure. If you have disabled children, occupational therapy can help them to attend school and receive an education. If an elderly family member is struggling to maintain her daily routine after a stroke or major surgery, occupational therapy can help her make the necessary adjustments to continue with her day-to-day life with minimal frustrations. Occupational therapy can help you learn to live with a wheelchair, with one functional arm, or with a loss of memory or cognitive abilities.
How Occupational Therapy Can Help
Accepting the help of an occupational therapist could be life changing for those who struggle daily just to perform their normal routines. There are many ways occupational therapy can assist patients. Some benefits include:
- Learning basic self-care that works around a physical or mental disability
- Memory tricks for those who struggle to retain important information
- Interior design help to accommodate those with wheelchairs
- Advice on navigating the world outside your home in a wheelchair
- Relaxation techniques to handle the stress of a new life adjustment
- Making education a possibility despite mental or physical disabilities
- Learning how to enjoy vacations or leisure activities with a mental disability or physical limitation
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Do you think occupational therapy could benefit you or a loved one? Find out more about your options. Call our free Consult-a-Nurse® service any time at 1-888-256-7724 with your questions. We can also supply you with a physician referral.