Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

What MATTERS to You?

The friendly, experienced occupational therapists at Southeastern Med have a consistent approach with each patient, focusing on What Matters To You rather than “what’s the matter with you.” We work with people of all ages, dealing with any type of condition—mental, physical, developmental, or emotional—that might be affecting your ability to complete regular activities in your daily life.

Many of our occupational therapy services involve helping people relearn essential self-care tasks, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, self-feeding, preparing meals, housekeeping, medication management, and money management. Occupational therapists also offer important outpatient services ranging from custom splinting and orthopedics to helping children with their sensory integration, motor skills, and behavior.

You Can Browse the Full Range of Our Occupational Therapy Services Below:

Activities of Daily Living Retraining: Help individuals relearn everyday self-care tasks including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, self-feeding, preparing meals, housekeeping, medication management, and money management.

Adaptive Equipment + Energy Conservation: Training the use of adaptive techniques and equipment to assist with basic self-care tasks. This can include medical devices (shower chair, transfer bench, reacher, sock aid, raised toilet seat, grab bars, adaptive eating utensils, etc.) and other methods for reducing muscle fatigue, joint stress, and pain.

Cognitive Retraining: Focuses on increasing safety and independence for patients who have cognitive deficits. This can include impairments with short and long term memory, problem solving skills, safety awareness, attention, learning, and decision-making skills.

Inpatient Occupational Therapy: Helping hospitalized patients stay active to allow for healing as quickly as possible and to prevent muscle weakness. Focus is often put on mobility and self-care skill training. OT specialists can also help patients with discharge planning if they might require additional occupational therapy services after leaving the hospital.

Neurological Rehabilitation: Helping those who’ve suffered a stroke or brain injury to regain their movement and activity patterns, improve any impaired cognitive functions, and increase their safety awareness.

Orthopedic & Hand Therapy: Comprehensive outpatient care for individuals with various shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and finger conditions (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, arthritis, tendonitis, joint replacements, sports injuries). This can include the fabrication and fitting of custom-made splints for adequate healing.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Our outpatient services also extend to pediatrics, with a variety of programs including:

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation: Focuses on a child’s ability to participate in the most important developmental tasks including play, learning, and self-care. This can include behavioral strategies as well as help with improving the child’s fine motor, visual motor, and visual perception skills.
  • Sensory Integration: Occupational therapy can address sensory regulation in children (essentially, the way a child reacts to the outside world) and educate parents on helping their child become more functional and independent. We can also help with specific sensory processing problems often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • School Based Services: Southeastern Med fulfills a contract with Rolling Hills Local School District to provide school-based OT services. The goal is to help students succeed in the school environment by improving their functional fine motor skills, sensory integration skills, and self-care knowledge. Students qualify to receive occupational therapy services in the school if they have an ETR/IEP and are tested by a licensed occupational therapist to determine if school-based occupational therapy services are necessary.

Occupational Therapy