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Occupational Therapy

If a health problem is keeping you from performing life's daily activities, SoutheastHEALTH is here to help. Our occupational therapists assist people of all ages. We can help you recover from illness or injury and improve the skills you need to live your best life.

Occupational Therapy for Adults

You can count on personalized, compassionate care from our team. We take the time to get to know you and truly understand your situation. Then, we work with you to create a treatment plan that's specifically designed to meet your goals. We also explain and educate every step of the way.

Our occupational therapists provide one-on-one treatment for a variety of concerns, including:

  • General deconditioning, when strength and activity tolerance have decreased
  • Nerve injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fine motor concerns, such as trouble writing or fastening a button
  • Vision issues after an injury, like double vision and problems with ocular motor coordination or tracking
  • Neurological issues resulting from problems like stroke, tumors or traumatic brain injury

We also have a specialist who provides wheelchair evaluations to determine which device will help patients achieve the greatest amount of independence with motor-related activities of daily living.

Our facilities are designed with your comfort in mind. We offer private treatment rooms and gym space. And we can accommodate people who need more space or would like more privacy.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Kids have unique needs. At SoutheastHEALTH, pediatric occupational therapy isn't just adult therapy that's been sized down. Our team includes a specialist who focuses on occupational therapy for children and who designs personalized care plans for each of our young patients. Our team provides treatment in a gym created and equipped just for pediatric care.

We treat many childhood issues, including:

  • General developmental or neurological delays, like difficulty with age-appropriate activities
  • Fine motor concerns, such as problems with handwriting and difficulty grasping items like pencils and utensils
  • Vision issues that cause problems with moving the eyes and using them in functional ways
  • Trouble with activities of daily living, like eating, grooming, using the toilet or general play
  • Sensory processing disorder and integration disorders, such as difficulty with certain types of sensations

Inpatient Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help people with the skills they need to leave the hospital and get back to everyday tasks like brushing teeth or getting dressed. We know being in the hospital can be stressful, so we make sure to take the time to listen and accommodate your requests.

Our therapists work closely with other members of the care team, including doctors, nurses and physical therapists.

We communicate with outpatient occupational therapy and home health providers as well. This helps ensure a smooth transition out of the hospital. We also help patients get equipment they may need to be independent at home.

In addition to caring for adults, our occupational therapists provide specialized care in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Find an Occupational Therapist

No matter what challenges you face, the occupational therapy team at SoutheastHEALTH is with you. We have a heart for rehabilitation and are privileged to help you on your journey. To connect with us, speak to your provider for a referral.