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Occupational & Hand Therapy

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What is Occupational Therapy?

There are many different definitions of Occupational Therapy. The American Occupational Therapy Association defines Occupational Therapy as “a science driven, evidenced-based practice that allows people of all ages live life to its fullest, by helping them to promote health and prevent – or live better with – illness, injury or disability.”

Occupational Therapy and Pinnacle Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapists work in a variety of settings including school systems, nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies and outpatient clinics. At Pinnacle Medical Wellness, Occupational Therapists specialize in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Specialized protocols are needed to return individuals to normal function following hand or upper extremity injury/surgery. Additionally, Occupational Therapists at Pinnacle possess skills in custom splint fabrication for upper extremity orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, tendon repairs, fractures, etc.

Hand Therapy

Hand Therapists work with their patients to prevent injury or impairment; focus on helping individuals regain and restore maximal functional ability after surgery, trauma, or neurological dysfunction; and enhance participation in daily life. Hand Therapy Helps By:

~ Managing acute or chronic pain
~ Sensory re-education
~ Training daily life skills with adapted methods and equipment
~ Conditioning for returning to work
~ Reducing swelling
~ Fabricating custom splints
~ Individualized therapeutic and home exercise programs
~ Manual therapy techniques
~ Wound care and scar management
~ Prosthetic training

To make an appointment with one of our Occupational & Hand Therapists, please contact any of our Pinnacle locations today.