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Occupational Therapy Celebrates 100 Years

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives. Services typically include:
  • Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers
Spencer Hospital’s occupational therapists provide care at the hospital for both inpatients and outpatients and also provide outpatient therapy services at Sioux Rapids Family Care. Occupational therapy can provide numerous benefits for people experiencing a variety of health concerns, including: 
  • Hand Therapy: Spencer Hospital’s certified hand therapist evaluates and treats any problem related to the upper extremity. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an OT who has a minimum of 5 years of experience plus 4,000 hours of hand therapy care in addition to passing a certification examination that demonstrates knowledge of hand therapy. Spencer Hospital’s CHT can provide effective post-operative care and rehabilitation, as well conservative or non-operative treatment. 
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation for patients having procedures on the elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers.
  • Custom Orthotic Fabrication: Custom braces and splints to fit each patient’s unique needs.
  • Wound Care: Wound cleaning and dressing following surgery or injury
  • Cognitive and Perceptual Therapy: improves problem solving, executive function, and independence for those with dementia, brain injury, and mental and behavioral health diagnoses
  • Post Stroke and Brain Injury: treats physical and cognitive deficits related to brain injuries
  • Upper Extremity Edema and Lymphedema care to reduce arm swelling following treatment for breast cancer or other disorders
  • Behavioral Health Group is provided by OT professionals for Spencer Hospital’s Behavioral Health inpatients.
If you have any questions please contact our Occupational Therapy Department at 712-264-6189.

Last updated ( Wednesday, 19 April 2017 )

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