Occupational Therapy

HealthPoint Rehabilitation provides occupational therapy for both pediatric and adult patients. Children are treated in the pediatric gym filled with specialized therapy equipment or private treatment rooms to provide an area without distractions. Adults are seen in the neurological gym that is also filled with equipment to meet the special needs of our adult clients.

Pediatric

  • Sensory Processing Disorder/Integration Disorders: Difficulty with seeking or avoiding certain types of sensations. For example: children may want to be in constant motion and have poor safety awareness, or children may not be able to tolerate wearing certain fabrics or typical grooming tasks such as tooth brushing or a haircut.
  • General Developmental Delay and Neurological Delays: Delays in meeting developmental milestones in which children are unable to complete specific tasks that are typical for children their age to be doing. They may have difficulties with grasping items to play, or they may have weakness resulting in difficulties with age appropriate play.
  • Handwriting/Fine Motor Concerns: Difficulty with correct pencil grasp and legibility of handwriting, poor grasp on feeding utensils, difficulty with grasping items such as blocks, beads, and buttons to functionally play.
  • Vision Deficits: Difficulty with moving the eyes and using them in functional ways such as: convergence insufficiency, divergence insufficiency, ocular motor deficits / incoordination such as tracking, and saccadic movement deficits. These issues can lead to difficulty with reading and completing school work.
  • ADL Concerns: Difficulty with completing age appropriate daily tasks of feeding, dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, and general play.

Adult

  • General Deconditioning: Decreased strength and activity tolerance necessary for resuming daily living skills.
  • Nerve Injuries: Deficits in strength and active movement resulting from nerve injuries such as: carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes.
  • Fine Motor Concerns: Difficulty with in-hand manipulation and hand coordination skills that effect ability to perform fine motor tasks such as buttoning, putting in earrings and writing.
  • Vision Concerns: Difficulty with movement of the eyes post injury resulting in possible deficits of diplopia (double vision), ocular motor coordination deficits, tracking concerns. Treatment would focus on strengthening ocular musculature as needed and/or compensation techniques to accommodate for these deficits.
  • Neurological Concerns: Deficits resultant from injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, tumors, Brain cancer, etc. Specialized instruction is provided for gaining the best possible functional outcome.

Other Services

  • Splinting Consultation: When splinting is needed, consultation is provided regarding pre-fabricated splints or custom splint fabrication on site.
  • Bioness H200: The Bioness H200 (a functional electrical stimulation device) is used for increasing both sensory and motor return after a neurological insult.
  • Constraint Induced Therapy: Principles in which the focus for home and therapy is on forcing the effected limb to perform functional activities to aid the brain in making new motor pathways.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Skill Training: Consultation for using an alternate technique to complete the activity, or possible trial of adaptive equipment for specific activities that are difficult following an injury or brain insult.