What is Occupational Therapy?

Everyone has an occupation; our lives are made of them. These occupations are the roles we play every day, including being a parent, an athlete, a musician, or an employee.

So what is your primary occupation?

We tend not to think about our occupations until we experience an illness or injury that interferes with our abilities to participate. Occupational therapists will evaluate a patient’s daily routine, identify barriers to involvement, and develop interventions to promote participation in desired occupations.

With a focus on function, occupational therapy practitioners work with their patients to promote efficiency with dressing tasks, improve range of motion and strength in the upper extremity after an orthopedic issue, or regain muscle control and arm function after a stroke.

IVCH’s Occupational Therapy department can help you improve your quality of life and level of independence, no matter the health condition.

Learn more about occupational therapy at the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics by clicking here!