Upper Extremity & Hand Rehabilitation
Therapists will evaluate range of motion, coordination, strength, sensation, edema, pain, and the patient's functional ability to use the arm/hand for self-care and/or occupational tasks. Treatment may include custom splinting, exercise, use of modalities such as ultrasound, iontophoresis, fluidotherapy, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation and/or moist heat. Therapists will also incorporate soft tissue mobilization, scar management and joint mobilization into the treatment as indicated.
Therapists will often need to assess the patients work environment to suggest modifications that may be necessary to return the patient to productive employment as soon as possible.
Patients receive extensive education in pain management, home exercise programs, joint protection techniques as well as how to use adaptive equipment to improve their level of independence for work, home and leisure activities.
Occupational therapists work in the local school system providing direct and consultation services. Therapists develop treatment plans for improving fine-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, self-care skills in addition to addressing adaptive equipment issues. Services are also provided in the home environment for the 0-3 year-old population through Morgan County First Steps by selected certified therapists.
Complete Decongestive Therapy is provided for patients with Primary or Secondary Lymphedema. The treatment consists of manual lymphatic drainage, compressive bandaging, therapeutic exercise and education. Patients are fit for compressive garments when they reach the maintenance stage.
Wound Care and Contracture Management
Occupational Therapy assesses the need for positioning devices and pressure relief products. These products may include wheelchair orthotics, mattress overlays, splints and specialty cushions.
Director: Missy Maristella
Hours: Mon-Friday 8:00-5:00. Saturday appts. scheduled as needed.
Contact Numbers phone 765.349.6539, fax 765.349.6566