Occupational Therapy

Center for Physical Rehabilitation & Aquatics

Occupational Therapy

Housed within the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics, our Occupational Therapy team works with anyone who has a disabling mental illness or physical condition to improve his or her ability to perform tasks at home and in the workplace. This type of treatment ranges from helping someone with a hand injury work on how to button a shirt, write or type to assisting a recovering stroke patient practice tasks like combing his or her hair or cooking a meal.

Licensed Occupational Therapists Amy Bolelli, BS, OT, and Jenna Manigold, MS, OTR/L, help patients set up exercise programs to increase strength and dexterity, and they teach them how to use adaptive devices such as dressing/bath aids as well as adaptive kitchen utensils to increase safety and independence with daily routines.

Can occupational therapy help you?

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, patients may benefit from occupational therapy if they have:

  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis or another chronic health condition.
  • Mental health or behavioral problems, including Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • A learning problem or a developmental disability.
  • A spinal cord injury, an amputation or a burn-related injury.
  • Injuries related to falls.
  • Effects from heart attack or stroke.

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Want to learn more?

Read up on occupational therapy and the role IVCH can play in your return to full function:

“What is occupational therapy?”

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