Memorial Hospital offers occupational therapy to provide evaluation and treatment for neurological and developmental conditions as well as other diagnoses. Some of our services include:
Evaluation and treatment for various pediatric diagnoses (e.g. developmental delay, pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, Asperger’s, cerebral palsy, and autism).
Treatment addresses difficulties that impact all aspects of money management, instrumental activities of daily living training, and higher-level problem solving/safety concerns.
Visual skills training
Treatment addresses problems associated with visual neglect and/or a visual field cut related to a stroke or brain injury. Goals are to improve safety and awareness in surroundings, reading skills, and instrumental activities of daily living performance.
Re-education of coordination, balance, movement, and proprioception that impacts most neurological diagnoses.
Upper extremity/arm retraining
Treatment addresses weakness and/or increased muscle tone incorporating use of the BTE work simulator, Bioness H200, SaeboFlex, or Reach; fine and gross motor retraining; and improving bilateral arm use for increased independence with activities of daily living.
Assessment for fitting, training, and potential need for manual or power wheelchair.
Addresses difficulties with all aspects of activities of daily living (bathing and dressing, feeding, cooking/meal preparation, handwriting, low vision, typing/computer use) utilizing adaptive equipment and strategies.
Functional electrical stimulation for the upper extremity facilitates active and passive movement, improving grasp/release, decreasing pain and/or softening muscle tone following a neurological impairment, and/or weakness from an injury. It’s appropriate for stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord injury, and generalized hand weakness. Click here for more information on Bioness.
Vestibular rehabilitation/balance retraining
Balance retraining related to loss of balance, decreased balance reactions, and difficulty with gaze stabilization.
Treatment and education specific for arthritis that impacts daily living skills, such as fluidotherapy, paraffin, and adaptive equipment education.
Brain-based rehab assessment and training program developed to improve processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. Diagnoses that have benefited include brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, incomplete spinal cord injury, and pediatric diagnoses (e.g. sensory integration disorder, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy, Asperger’s, autism spectrum disorder).
Clinical assessment for visual scanning, cognitive, and processing abilities followed by an on-road assessment in an independent driver’s vehicle.