Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy PictureOccupational therapy includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities to help them return to their highest level of life functioning. Through appropriate therapeutic activities, exercise and self care management training, occupational therapy staff assist individuals in adapting to their social and physical environment. In doing so, patients regain confidence as they improve their ability to function in everyday life.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

  • Improves daily activity functioning (bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc)
  • Shortens recovery time from afflicted condition
  • Helps individual become self sufficient

Elements of Occupational Therapy

  • Education and training in daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc.
  • Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
  • Training with adaptive techniques and equipment
  • Exercise to increase strength and coordination
  • Exercise to sustain normal joint movement by reducing the effects of arthritis and other conditions

Conditions treated by Occupational Therapy

  • Fractures
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Joint Replacements/Other Orthopedic Conditions
  • Amputations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sensory Loss
  • Heart Condition
  • Stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical Condition
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Memory Loss (Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia)
  • Skin Issues
  • Balance Disorders
  • Wounds
  • Arthritis
  • General Weakness

Testimonials

“If you need to go somewhere to recuperate think about WRL. I just saw my heart doctor this past week for a checkup. He said there was no reason I could not have my surgery and I told him the only way I would have the surgery is if he sent me to White River Lodge for my therapy to resuperate. The reason is this place is just one BIG family! I love every resident, nurse and all the CNAs. I love the therapist and the activity center staff. It was the greatest during my last stay. The office gals were great to answer all my questions. I just feel that White River Lodge is the best place for therapy as well as to live when the time comes I have to need it.”
Sue Cagle

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