Your Independence

Occupational therapy (OT) focuses on the assessment and treatment to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or cognitive disorder.

Occupational therapists help patients focus on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. JRMC Occupational Therapy works with patients to reach their goals so they can function as independently as possible.

Occupational therapy focuses on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill and educating the patient and/or family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities.

Let's meet your goals

Occupational therapists at JRMC develop a personalized treatment approach for patients with conditions such as:

  • stroke
  • traumatic brain injury
  • arthritis
  • diabetes
  • Parkinson’’s disease
  • low vision
  • lymphedema (chronic swelling)

Our team focuses on areas such as:

  • dressing skills
  • managing a checkbook
  • meal preparation
  • bathing safely
  • returning to driving after an injury or illness
  • custom splint fabrication
  • wheelchair or other mobility device use

JRMC occupational therapy provides services featuring the Neuro-Vision Rehabilitator, a state-of-the-art vision therapy system. The NVR uses an interactive software interface, allowing integration of vision, auditory, proprioception, balance and visuomotor control through its Wii technology capabilities. The NVR treatment modules can significantly raise the success level of vision therapy for deficiencies in ocular motor, accommodation and binocular control. The Neuro-Vision Rehabilitator, along with other occupational therapy interventions, can assist individuals following neurological insult (i.e. stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease) as well as children experiencing visual problems.

Our therapists perform work site ergonomic evaluations to assess and make recommendations for ways to modify environments and tasks to reduce and prevent work-related injuries. Home safety evaluations are also done to assess an individual’s needs and make appropriate, safe and low-cost modifications. These interventions can help you remain in your home and function more independently.

Occupational therapist at JRMC often work closely with physical therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social workers and the community.

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If you or someone you know is having difficulty with everyday activities in their home or community, talk with your physician about a referral for occupational therapy.