There is one thing you should prioritize over anything else – and that is your health. Yet, your health is easily taken for granted amid the many demands of work and life. If you’re not taking the time for your health now, it’s incredibly easy to become injured in an accident or from too much muscle or tendon strain.
Occupational therapy is often recommended if you are looking to remain as healthy and productive as possible. There are an estimated 137,000 practitioners of occupational therapy today – and the numbers are increasing as more people are seeing the benefits of OT.
What Is Occupational Therapy?
OT is a form of therapy designed to help you carry out the functions of your daily life given your particular injuries, illnesses, or other health conditions.
Occupational therapy provides guidance on how best to adjust to work and home environments for proper functioning. The goals of occupational therapy including adapting to work, home, and other situations as well as prevent future problems.
What Is an Occupational Therapist?
An occupational therapist is a specially trained, licensed individual who can provide your occupational therapy needs. He or she can:
- Provide an assessment of your health condition, capabilities, and limits
- Design a complete and comprehensive treatment plan just for you
- Use specific treatment methods such as massage, cold/heat therapy, ultrasound, and more to hasten your recovery
- Provide training to help improve your movement, balance, and other skills
- Offer guidance on adjustments you can make to carry out tasks
- Prescribe and show you how to best use assistive devices such as canes, wheelchairs, and raised seats
- Address certain habits and behaviors that can be improved
- Work with your doctor, physical therapist, and other medical professionals for your complete recovery
- Help you prevent future injuries
Do You Need Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a necessary part of rehabilitation for so many people.
If you are experiencing or have experienced the following conditions, OT can help relieve your symptoms and improve your ability to function on a daily basis:
- Musculoskeletal injuries such as muscle spasms, strains, and sprains
- Nerve injuries such as nerve compression
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder and other upper body conditions
- Inflammation of tendons
- Chronic pain in the neck, back, and other parts of the body
- Spinal cord injuries
- Poor posture
Where Can You Get Occupational Therapy?
In a world full of demands for your time, improper movements can cause muscle or tendon strain or accidents that can impair your health. Find out how occupational therapy can help you function at your very best while preventing future injury. Contact us at WorkPartners Occupational Health now.
Our medical experts can provide the assistance you need so that you can go “Back to Work, Back to Life.” For any concerns and inquiries, you can visit our office in Grand Junction, Colorado. You may also call (970) 241-5585 or request an appointment now.