HCA East Florida Division
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy embraces a unique approach to care. Patients of all ages with a spectrum of health issues can benefit from working with a qualified occupational therapist. The highest priority of these dedicated professionals is helping their patients improve their quality of life. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Treasure Coast and Mercy Hospital in Miami-Dade County are two of the hospitals within the HCA East Florida Division that offer comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

Occupational therapy for work-related injuries

Occupational therapists can help patients with disabilities return to work or enter the workforce for the first time. Their services support job satisfaction, work productivity and workplace health. When working with an injured employee, an occupational therapist can accomplish the following:

  • Assess the patient’s abilities
  • Improve the worker’s physical and cognitive capabilities
  • Recommend workplace modifications
  • Monitor progress
  • Recommend periodic changes to work tasks

Occupational therapists often work with employees in tech-based industries. They can provide guidance on improving ergonomics and workstation set-ups. Occupational therapists can help workers with repetitive strain injuries compensate for their physical limitations.

Occupational therapy for children

Children learn through playing, socializing and performing simple tasks, yet many children need extra help to meet their developmental milestones. Occupational therapists work with children who have developmental delays, including children with autism or cerebral palsy. With the specialized guidance of an occupational therapist, children can achieve remarkable success in school, play happily with their peers and improve their self-care skills.

Occupational therapy for seniors

Many seniors can benefit from seeing an occupational therapist. For older adults, preserving independence is a major priority. Occupational therapists work with seniors who are recovering from fall-related injuries. They also work with seniors to improve safety in the home and prevent future falls. Occupational therapists can assist seniors with a wide range of health concerns, including the following:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low vision
  • Stroke

If you’re looking for better healthcare for your family, you can put your trust in the HCA East Florida Division. HCA-affiliated hospitals in Treasure Coast, Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County put the needs of their patients first. Call a registered nurse at (866) 442-2362 to find one of our modern medical facilities near you.


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