Occupational therapy is the science of enabling health and wellbeing through occupation, and helping people regain, develop and build skills essential for independent functioning. Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages who need assistance in the areas of self-care, work, living skills, eating, dressing, and leisure activities.
The occupational specialists at East Cooper Medical Center offer occupational therapy in the following areas:
Working with a custom splint
Strength and dexterity training to arms and hands
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Peripheral nerve or orthopedic injuries to arms and hands
Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy?
Any individual who has a physical, developmental, or mental limitation as a result of injury or illness and who needs assistance to participate in daily home, community or work activities.
Often, patients may need occupational therapy after a stroke or the any of the following conditions: