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
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
- Low vision
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.