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SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
“Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic useofdailyactivities(occupations).Occupationaltherapypractitionersenable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.” How Can Occupational Therapy Benefit Me? If you have been suffering from pain or injury, you can find relief and rehabilitation with us. At ProCare, we care about you and your recovery! At your initial appointment, you will undergo a physical evaluation to better understand your diagnosis and the root of your pain. Afterward, your treatment plan will be created, and you will work closely with your occupational therapist to regain function and get back to living your life to its’ fullest, without pain or discomfort. Our occupational therapy treatment plans include: • An individual evaluation to determine patient goals. • Customized intervention to improve daily tasks and activities for the patient. • An “outcomes evaluation” to determine if your goals were met and to make changes to the plan, if needed. If you are in need of orthotics, such as a brace, to improve your condition and make your daily life easier while you are recovering, your occupational therapist can also custom make that for you. Additionally, occupational therapists can provide you with helpful patient education for improving technique and posture, in order to avoid further pain or injury in the future. If your pain is limiting your daily life, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact our East Patchogue ProCare office today to schedule a consultation with an occupational therapist. We can help you begin your journey toward recovery, optimized function, and long-lasting relief.
Before you can understand why occupational therapy is so important, you must first understand the differences between physical therapy and occupational therapy. Physical therapy (PT) refers to a variety of natural and conservative treatments aimed at relieving pain and promoting healing. Occupational therapy (OT), while it is a similar form of conservative treatment, focuses on rehabilitation and the “relearning” of daily activities, in addition to relieving pain and promoting healing. The purpose of occupational therapy is to make daily life easier through participating in treatments, activities, and exercises. At ProCare, we are happy to say that we now offer both physical therapy and occupational therapy treatments in our East Patchogue location. For more information on how you may benefit from our PT and OT services, contact our East Patchogue office today! How Successful Is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option that is designed to relieve pain resulting from a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, workplace injuries, and more. Patients typically see an occupational therapist to regain function in their daily life, help manage chronic pain symptoms, and prevent future injury. Regular appointments with an occupational therapist are ideal for people of all ages. Physical therapy treatments and occupational therapy treatments cover a wide range of conditions, and sometimes they even overlap. Some common conditions we treat with OT include: • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Arthritis • Burns • Nerve injuries • Fractures • Tendinitis • Chronic conditions • Stroke The conservative care of occupational therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat pain and regain daily function. In fact, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) says it best when describing the vast importance of occupational therapy:
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