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   Occupational Therapy

The role of an occupational therapist (OT) is to assist patients of all ages with recovering from their injuries or surgeries to perform day to day activities with their fingers, hands wrists and elbows.  These activities my be related to self-care, returning to work, school or some type of sport or leisure activity.

OT's help patients function in their environments and addresses the physical and psychosocial aspects of their well-being through engagement in their occupation.  OT's make recommendations for adaptive equipment to assist patients with improving their independence with everyday tasks or work related tasks.  This may mean a new way of doing everyday tasks or a modified way that will be protect and train the joints moving forward.