If the lack of mobility is keeping you from completing daily tasks or working, occupational therapy (OT) can help. OT is specifically designed to help people live life to the fullest by helping them function better with injury, illness, or disability.
What is the difference between occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT)? The main difference between OT and PT is that OT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and PT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform a movement of the human body. In layman’s terms, OT helps you get around the house, work, and bathe yourself. PT will help your joints extend to their maximum ability, allow you to bend over, and help you walk correctly.
Occupational therapy can help people recovering from an injury to regain skills, and can provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Much like PT, OT services typically include an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, a plan to achieve those goals, and an outcomes evaluation tool to ensure the goals are being achieved. The ultimate goal is to develop, recover, improve, and maintain skills and mobility needed for daily living and working.
We will examine and evaluate your condition and offer a variety of options for addressing your specific issue. Options may include occupational therapy, recommendations for activity changes, bracing or splinting, and, as the last option, surgical treatment.
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Hand rehabilitation covers any rehabilitative/restorative work that needs to be done to the hand.
If you are suffering from pain, numbness, swelling and tingling in your hand and arm, you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Many people suffer from this condition due to repetitive actions from keyboards or mouse movements, power tool usage, playing piano, etc. For more information about Carpal Tunnel click here .
Fractures can be painful and if not properly treated can impact your bones or other joints. Your fracture care program will be designed specifically to your individual needs.
Tendon tears can be debilitating injuries and can happen in various parts of the body, including the ACL and patella.
Overuse injuries are seen most often in athletes and can impact adults or children. Our OTs can work directly with athletic trainers and sports medicine specialists to figure out the best plan of action for these injuries.
Custom Splint Fabrication
Splints support and protect injured bones and soft tissue by holding the bones in place while they heal. They also reduce pain, swelling, and muscle spasms. Your splint will be designed with your specific needs in mind.
Your post-surgical experience with Carolina Orthopedics will be highlighted by specific plans designed to give you the best care, support, and rehabilitation as you move towards healing.
Trauma injuries are caused by a traumatic experience, such as an auto accident or a fall. These are common injuries that people don’t often think need attention, but is able to gain full mobility and make your life more full, it’s best to seek medical help.