Often times people ask us what the difference is between an Occupational Therapist and a Physical Therapist. In simple terms, a physical therapist’s job is to help patients increase mobility and function to ultimately live pain free. An occupational therapist is focused on helping people live as independently as possible.

What We Do

As occupational therapists we not only deal with an individual’s physical well-being, but we also address psychological, social, and environmental factors that may hinder your ability to perform everyday activities. Because of an injury or disability some people need assistance learning (or re-learning) how to brush their teeth, how to go to the bathroom, how to dress themselves, or how to reach above their heads. We also work closely with people who have suffered from injuries at work. Other conditions treated by our Occupational Therapist would include the following:

Shoulder pain

Rotator cuff tears

Minor finger and hand injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Injuries to upper extremities

Who needs occupational therapy?

People who have had a serious accident

Employees who have incurred work related injuries

People who have had surgery performed on their upper extremities

Those who’ve suffered from severe health conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, fracture, arthritis, or vision issues

Those suffering from progressive neurological conditions

Patient rehabilitation programs may include:

People who have had a serious accident

Employees who have incurred work related injuries

People who have had surgery performed on their upper extremities

Those who’ve suffered from severe health conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, fracture, arthritis, or vision issues

Those suffering from progressive neurological conditions