Professional Care PT. Occupational Therapy

SERV I CE SPOT L I GHT: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Do you notice your muscles feeling painful or achy throughout the day? Are you recovering from a recent injury or surgical procedure? Are you living with a chronic condition that causes constant discomfort? Whatever the case may be, occupational therapy can help improve your health. If you are experiencing discomfort, contact Professional Care Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation today for more information. WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED BY AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST VS. A PHYSICAL THERAPIST? Whether you’re receiving physical therapy treatments, occupational therapy treatments, or a combination of both, the natural, conservative care of a PT clinic is one of the most effective ways to treat pain and injury. In fact, according to the American Physical Therapy Association, conservative treatments have worked even better than surgical treatments for the correction of certain conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Physical therapy treatments and occupational therapy treatments cover a wide range of conditions, and sometimes they even overlap. However, physical therapy is used to treat orthopedic, neurological, and autoimmune deficiencies, while occupational typically focuses solely around orthopedics. At Professional Care Physical Therapy, some common conditions we treat with PT include: • Arthritis • Fibromyalgia • Surgical procedures (both before and after)

Occupational therapy tends to focus more closely on hand, elbow, and wrist pain relief. Some common conditions we treat with OT, through our specialized hand therapy services, include: • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Arthritis • Burns • Nerve injuries • Fractures • Tendinitis • Chronic conditions • Stroke HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD SEE AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST? Occupational therapy is more than just addressing an injury. Our dedicated therapists focus on the functional needs of each patient by implementing certain exercises and activities that promote physical and psychological well-being. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) also states that in addition to dealing with an individual’s physical well-being, occupational therapy practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors that may hinder an individual’s functioning in different ways. For example, occupational therapy for a young patient may include using a special tool to make cupcakes at home. If an adaptation to a utensil needs to be fashioned, an occupational therapist will do it. This unique approach makes occupational therapy a vital part of health care for patients. People feel better emotionally when they can comfortably engage in their hobbies and everyday activities. If you or someone you know could benefit from occupational therapy, call Professional Care PT East Patchogue at 631.775.0971 to schedule your consultation today!

• Balance and gait disorders • Chronic conditions and pain throughout the body

• Injuries, sustained from sports, work, or motor vehicle accidents

CELEBRAT I NG 11 YEARS !

“Community” means everything to us at Professional Care PT. We have been blessed with the love and support from not only our patients but from our committed, hard-working staff who share in the same vision of excellent patient care and because of that, we continue to grow. As we have grown, we have been able to provide our patients with additional rehabilitation services such as Occupational Therapy, Certified Hand Therapy, Fitness Training, and Athletic Performance, all to help keep our patients, active and healthy which is what really matters!

Professional Care Physical Therapy Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS in business, serving the members of our amazing community of Patchogue-Medford, Riverhead and the surrounding towns!

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