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October is Occupational Therapy Month!

October 18, 2017

October is Occupational Therapy Month!

At the HPHA, occupational therapists (OT) work with people to achieve their unique “occupations,” which include the daily tasks a person does to accomplish their own care, leisure or productive activities. OTs evaluate a person's abilities, goals, and environment to create unique solutions that enable safe, independent and meaningful functioning in hospital, home and the community.

“Occupations” are daily activities, which range from getting dressed to completing work tasks. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, helping people regain skills after injury or stroke, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Occupational therapists provide patients with individualized evaluations, during which patients and their families help determine treatment goals. The therapists then provide customized interventions to improve the patient's ability to perform daily activities. Progress evaluations ensure the patients' goals are being met. Essentially, OTs help patients develop the necessary skills to adjust to their environments, or conversely, adjust the environments to best suit their patients to allow them to thrive.

At HPHA, our OTs work in a variety of care settings including Hand Therapy; Acute, Rehab and Complex Continuing Care Inpatient Units; Pediatric Outpatient; as well as within the Integrated Stroke Unit.