“To be healthy, one needs to be occupied, doing the daily activities to fulfill the roles they have chosen”
What do Occupational Therapists do for their patients?
- Find ways to help clients improve their abilities
- Help people do the things they want or need to do
- Restructure environments for optimal success to participate in daily life tasks
- Re-educate movement patterns, improve cognitive skills and educate to modify task requirements
- Specialize in creating customized splints to minimize deformity and improve functionality
- Teach the use of adaptive equipment to simplify task performance and maintain independence with life skills
- Use a holistic and individualized approach with all clients
- Provide education and guidance to clients, family members and caregivers
- Promote maximizing independence in all areas of life
The Occupational Therapists at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center help patients participate more actively in life!
- Work in the acute, inpatient, outpatient and Day Program settings
- Treat a range of diagnoses and illnesses
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Upper extremity fractures and injuries
- Total hip, knee or shoulder replacements
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Car or bicycle accidents
- Help people across the lifespan – from neonates to the elderly
- Work with children with special needs to help them participate in school and social situations
- Work with people recovering from injury or illness to regain skills
- Work with elderly adults who experience physical and cognitive changes
Help us celebrate our Occupational Therapists this month during National Occupational Therapy month!