Occupational therapists can treat a wide range of orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal pain and neurological impairments.
To schedule an appointment for an occupational therapy evaluation, please call 317-355-7868 (PTOT) or request an appointment online.
At Community Physical Therapy and Rehab, our occupational therapists can treat and help rehabilitate patients with many common orthopedic injuries. Some of the most common orthopedic diagnoses that are treated by occupational therapists include:
- Hand injuries
- Wrist fractures
- Elbow fractures
- Humeral fractures
- Medial epicondylitis
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Muscle strains and sprains of the upper extremity
Rehabilitation treatment for orthopedic injury diagnoses may include the following:
- Range of motion exercises
- Strength exercises
- Modalities for pain management—ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, fluidotherapy
- Patient education on preventive measures and self-management of symptoms
Occupational therapy effectively treats individuals with a wide variety of neurological impairments to help them return to functional and meaningful daily living. These impairments may be a result of a brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or other neurological deficit. Effective, research-based treatments include:
- Neuromuscular re-education and facilitation to improve the coordination, strength, and function of one’s upper extremity.
- Remediation and compensation of visual-motor and visual inattention deficits.
- Cognitive rehabilitation to improve attention, memory, and problem solving to facilitate returning to home, work, school and community.
Occupational therapists at the Neuro Specialty Program also provide the following assessment services:
- Wheelchair evaluations
- Bioness H200 evaluations
- Driving evaluations
- Low vision assessments