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Occupational Therapy

Regain Your Independence with Kirby Medical Center

Dealing with a disability, whether permanent or temporary, is frustrating, but remember that you are not helpless. Skilled occupational therapy have helped millions of people suffering from injury and disability to regain independence and control over their lives. Kirby Medical Center's Occupational Therapy services can assist you in this effort with the expertise and personal services of a licensed occupational therapist and an occupational therapist assistant.

Our team offers a great deal of experienced insight to help improve a patient’s condition using a wide variety of approved and effective treatments.

The occupational therapist works with all patient types to address daily activities such as:

  • Getting dressed
  • Bathing
  • Cooking
  • Home safety
  • Work adaptations
  • Equipment education
  • Neuro education
  • Splinting
  • Improving and managing physical disability and injury
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation.

The goal of occupational therapy is to increase safety and independence. Essentially, their primary concern is helping you get back to the business of everyday quality living.

Customizing Your Therapy

Kirby Medical Center’s occupational therapy team begins by providing each patient with a comprehensive evaluation, followed by education regarding the diagnosis, recovery, and injury prevention. Your therapist may ask questions about your home and daily routine so that they can design a treatment plan best suited to maximize independence and function at home or work. They may also recommend adaptations you can make to your home in order to accomplish certain tasks more easily.

If you have a job you need to get back to, tell your therapist what it usually entails so they can design the therapy with exercises that can help you.

For more information on the Occupational Therapy program at Kirby Medical Center, call 217-762-1830.