Occupational

Occupational Therapy can help bring back independence

When performing everyday functions such as self-care becomes difficult for any reason, our staff of skilled Occupational Therapists can help.

What is Occupational Therapy?

This form of therapy helps people to perform normal daily functions safely and as independently as possible. Occupational Therapists see patients with wrist, elbow, hand injuries, and they are able to make shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot splints. They also educate patients about self-care activities such as bathing and dressing, preparing meals or performing work activities.

What other services can Occupational Therapists provide?

Our Occupational Therapy staff treats problems of the arm and hand. Treatment begins with an evaluation, development of individualized goals and a treatment plan. Occupational therapists can teach patients how to use special equipment that makes it easier to perform some tasks. They are also skilled in making splints and making recommendations for wheelchairs. Let's learn more:  Astym Therapy

Who is eligible for Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is available for inpatients, Perry’s Extend & Mend Swing Bed patients and outpatients.

When is Occupational Therapy available?

Our hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How can I get more information about the Perry Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department?

Please call 815-876-4494 for more information.