Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy treatment focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapy can offer adults through children with various needs, positive activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills. The desired outcome is to improve ones occupation or outcome and independence in daily living tasks, improve one's self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Working with children differs from adults as their "occupation" is play and learning. An occupational therapist can evaluate a child’s skills for play activities, school related performance, and activities of daily living and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.
Bell occupational therapists provide the following list of services and treatment:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL's)
  • Job screening
  • Pre- and post-operative orthopedic surgery teaching and rehabilitation
  • Custom upper extremity splinting (orthosis), brace fitting and instruction
  • Hand and upper extremity conditions
  • Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
  • Neurological disorders
  • Therapeutic activities and therapeutic exercise specific to the diagnosis
  • Specialized testing per diagnosis, which may include Biodex testing
  • Child related disorders
  • Patient education
  • Pain management and relaxation

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (906) 485-2261.