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Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy department at Perry County Memorial Hospital consists of a team of therapists qualified in treating both adult and children of all ages to reach their highest level of function and quality of life. The staff uses a variety of settings for treatment including: inpatient, outpatient, home health, and educational settings.

Pediatrics

The staff uses a team approach during treatment which includes: doctors, therapists, parents/caregivers, school personnel and counselors.

 Diagnoses occupational therapists may treat, but are not limited to, include:

  • Strabismus/eye alignment.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Down’s syndrome.
  • Autism.
  • Learning disabilities.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Behavioral disorders.
  • Sleep pattern disruption.
  • Sensory integration/processing disorders.

It is important to remember that quite often the child has no specific diagnosis, but shows signs of difficulties in one or more areas that limit their ability to function at their highest level.

Pediatric Feeding Disorders

The staff consists of highly qualified therapists who are trained in working with children with feeding disorders, specifically feeding aversions (extreme over-sensitivity). The staff works as a team to eliminate or reduce feeding concerns for improved nutrition, behavior, learning, growth and overall health of the child.

Adults

The staff uses a team approach during treatment, which includes doctors, therapists, caregivers/family members and community resources to improve patients’ ability to function on their own and improve their quality of life.

 Diagnoses occupational therapists may treat, but are not limited to, include:

  • Arthritis.
  • Stroke.
  • General deconditioning/weakness.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Any diagnosis that negatively affects the patient’s ability to function on their own.

Our treatment may include direct therapy, education, home modification recommendations and equipment to help further the patient’s independence.

Hand Therapy

The PCMH occupational therapist staff also contains a highly-trained certified hand therapist who provides treatment to prevent dysfunction and restore function in the upper limb (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder) to enhance the patient’s independence and mobility.

Hand and upper limb extremity therapy includes:

  • Expertise in custom molded static and dynamic splinting.
  • Shoulder rehabilitation.
  • Arthritis.
  • Burns.
  • Trauma.
  • Fractures.
  • Repetitive use injuries.

Our treatment includes personalized, one-on-one therapy as this is a vital factor in our therapy program to reach functional maximum outcomes in the most economical length of time.

Overall, occupational therapists help reach the highest level of function and quality of life by:

  • Performing a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Developing goals and a plan of care with the patient and family.
  • Focusing on strengthening and improving skills to increase independence.
  • Finding alternative methods of performing daily tasks.
  • Modifying activities through skills or by using adaptive equipment.

Occupational therapists at PCMH focus on making your independence a reality. Depending on the nature of your disability, we will work with you to come up with strategies, techniques and adaptations so you can be as independent as possible.

Contact Us:

Perry County Memorial Hospital Therapy Department

573-768-3216

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