Don’t Let Your Disability Hold You Back, Occupational Therapy Can Help

Occupational therapy aims to treat injured, ill and disabled patients through the therapeutic use of mundane activities to help develop, recover and improve motor skills needed for everyday tasks. Living with a disability can be hard, but occupational therapists enable people to function independently and provide them with the tools to adapt to new circumstances. If you are living with a disability, there are a lot of ways that OT can help. 

What is occupational therapy?

Developing a mental illness or getting injured can make it difficult to engage in everyday activities like cooking, driving, and working, and it can be hard to find meaningful experiences with these limitations. Through occupational therapy, many patients that have developed such conditions can learn or relearn how to do everyday occupations and tasks. By developing these skills, occupational therapy enables people to become more independent as well as regain life skills that will help them adapt to their current situation.

What can it treat?

There are a lot of disabilities that can be treated with occupational therapy. Here are a few of the conditions that can benefit the most from receiving treatment. 

– Alzheimer’s/Dementia
– Autism
– Auditory Processing Disorder
– Brain Injury
– Concussions
– Cerebral Palsy
– Development Delays
– Dyslexia
​- Learning Disabilities
– Parkinson Disease
– Stroke

How can it help?

Hiring an occupational therapist can help remove the barriers that stand between you and your emotional, social and physical needs. Through the use of these everyday activities and exercises, OT can improve not only your ability to complete those activities but also improve performance in areas like school, work performance as well as overall mental health and wellbeing. OT services include an individual evaluation to determine goals and a therapist to guide you towards reaching those goals. Here is a list of things that occupational therapy can improve:

– Motor Control and Coordination – Executive Functions – Attention and Concentration – Working Memory – Language – Processing Speed – Reading Comprehension – Sensory Processing – Self Regulation – Mathematics – Expressive and Receptive – Reading Rate and Fluency – Academic Performance – Athletic Performance

Start Your Occupational Therapy Journey with Theradynamics in Manhattan

Our occupational therapy practitioners focus on adapting to the environment and task to fit each patient. We aim to restore and modify disabilities through exercise, education, training, and adaptive technology. We provide the patient with tools to help them in areas of daily living such as household chores, personal care, social activities, and work tasks so that they can lead a more fulfilling and independent life. If you think that you or someone you know may benefit from occupational therapy visit our occupational therapy clinic in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and New Jersey.