Center for Physical Rehabilitation & Aquatics
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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