The Occupational Therapy team will help you achieve a greater function in everyday activities by improving range of motion, fine and gross motor coordination, increasing endurance and strength.
Restore, maintain, or improve daily living skills like bathing and dressing. Preventing further problems through health education (energy conservation, joint protection, work simplification) at Swain Community Hospital.
Hand Therapy: our occupational therapists/Certified Hand Therapists have extensive training and experience in treating patients with problems of the hand and upper extremity. Our therapists can assist patients in regaining maximum function of their hand and arm following injury or surgery, including fabrication of upper extremity custom orthoses. Our staff communicates closely with our referring hand surgeons and physicians.
Neurorehabilitation: our occupational therapists can help patients with neurological diagnoses achieve a higher level of independence through, but not limited to: activities of daily living training, coordination, motor control and planning, strength, mobility, balance, safety training, and arm function.
Pediatric Therapy: pediatric occupational therapy helps children develop the basic sensory awareness and motor skills needed for motor development, learning, and healthy behavior. These include but are not limited to body awareness, coordination, motor control and planning, crossing midline, bilateral coordination, and visual perceptual skills.
Common Upper Extremity Diagnoses seen may include:
- Repetitive Motion injury/Arthritis
- Wrist Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ligament Injuries (sprains/strains)
- Fractures & Crush Injuries
- Tendon & Nerve Repair
- Sports Injuries Involving the Upper Extremity
Other Diagnoses seen but not limited to:
- CVA (Stroke)
- Head Trauma/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease