Occupational TherapyWith services tailored to individual needs of of both inpatients and outpatients, our partnership with Reliant allows us to offer innovative programs by a professional occupational therapist.
Occupational therapy is the use of purposeful activities to restore and maximize independence, prevent associated disability and maintain health. Procedures include the use of specific activities to improve or restore function (such as bathing, grooming and toileting), to compensate for dysfunction, or to minimize disability.
OT provides experience and practice with actual tasks to enable patients to participate to the fullest extent possible in activities in their daily living environment. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, adults with the following health issues may benefit from occupational therapy.
●Work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries
●Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
●Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
●Birth injuries, learning problems, or developmental disabilities
●Mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress
●Problems with substance use or eating disorders
●Burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations
●Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, or accidents
●Vision or cognitive problems that threaten the ability to drive
An Occupational Therapist will offer:
●Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
●Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
●Performance skills assessments and treatment
●Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
●Guidance to family members and caregivers.
Services are available atCurry General Hospital
94220 4th Street
Gold Beach, OR 97444
and in Brookings -
Curry Medical Center
500 5th St.
Brookings, OR 97444
541.412.2078 (referral fax)