Occupational Therapy

Treatment

Every day, most of us brush our teeth, prepare food and work around the house with ease, and never give it a second thought. However, for someone who has suffered a debilitating injury, disease or disability, performing these ordinary activities can become a monumental challenge.

Mercy occupational therapists can teach you ways to overcome physical limitations and make tasks more manageable. This might include:

  • Basic daily living activities, such dressing, bathing and feeding
  • “Instrumental” activities such as cooking, gardening and driving
  • Visual perception skills
  • Cognition (related to everyday activities)
  • Upper extremity strengthening and coordination
  • Orthotic fabrication to assist with function of the upper extremity/hand
  • Wheelchair needs
  • Driving evaluations/training 

Mercy therapists help patients of all ages develop and maintain necessary life and work skills. 


Our occupational therapy services include treatment for people:

  • With mental or physical impairments
  • Recovering and returning to work after an injury
  • Who have experienced sudden, serious health conditions such as a stroke, heart attack, brain injury or amputation

As part of your care and learning, we work with your family members and friends to encourage their participation in your treatment on your road to recovery.

We all want – and deserve – to live independent, productive and satisfying lives. Our goal is to help you gain the skills and ability you need to handle daily activities with ease – so you can focus your attention on all the other things that make life fulfilling.

 

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