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Rehabilitation Medicine as a whole treat several diseases, injuries, and symptoms. The umbrella, the focus is broken down to include:
Occupational Medicine – The Path to Recovery and Independence
Occupational medicine, also known as occupational health, is a treatment of personal injuries and illnesses.
An occupational therapist will help determine a patient’s goals and develop a plan that helps him or her achieve them while also focusing on the symptoms that require specialized attention. Occupational health also seeks to improve a patient’s quality of life.
Occupational therapy at Maranatha Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation applies traditional practices with patient-centered care to help individuals overcome their physical, mental, social, and personal issues. Our holistic view allows us to assist people in adapting to their respective environments. We realize no two patients are alike and therefore create plans that reflect each patient’s set of needs.
What is the Goal of Occupational Medicine?
The goal of occupational medicine is to enable people from all walks of life to reach their maximum health and fullest potential. Goals are established early-on to develop a plan that revolves around reaching an individual’s set of ambitions.
Our occupational therapist will help achieve the following:
- Improve the quality of life
- Ability to perform daily activities
- Assist patients in reaching their personal goals
- Identify and implement healthy habits, rituals, and routines
- Ensure changes in routines are beneficial to the individual
- Help support a person’s values and needs
What Can Patients Expect From Therapy?
Therapy involves a range of treatments that focus on improving physical and cognitive skills. Patients can expect to receive an individualized evaluation to determine how their goals will be reached, a comprehensive evaluation of their health, and a team who will support their progress every step of the way.
Treatments may include activities or exercises that target one or more of the following traits:
- Eye-hand coordination
- Sensory integration
- Fine motor skills
- Visual perceptual skills
Common Injuries and Conditions Treated at Our Facility
Occupational medicine treats a range of conditions and injuries to help alleviate and improve symptoms. Common occupational therapy sessions may include assisting patients with disabilities that are important to their social situations or work environment. Additionally, we help people recover the skills they may have lost with their injury or as symptoms of their disease.
At Maranatha Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, we treat the following conditions:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Mental health issues
- Work-related injuries
- Stroke recovery
- Heart attack
- Head injuries
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord trauma
- Permanent disability
What Does Recovery Entail?
Occupational therapy focuses on the matters that are important to people’s well-being. Recovery is a personal perspective that supports a patient’s ability to engage in the activities they enjoy and that matter most. Throughout the program, each phase will address specific circumstances in an effort to improve your condition, whether physical or mental.
No matter your injury or condition, the principle of recovery includes:
- Finding coping strategies to manage symptoms
- Teaching and supporting stages of self-proficiency
- Identifying personal values
- Communicating health information that affects your ability to understand the role of therapy and medicine
- Engaging in a long-term plan to improve your overall health