Henry County Hospital Is the Only Healthcare Provider in the Area to Offer
Outpatient Occupational Therapy
Have you lost some strength after an injury accident or stroke? Do everyday
activities like putting on your shoes and socks, preparing meals or opening
containers leave you frustrated? Without the ability to do the things
that once came naturally, it may seem like you can’t live the life
you want because of your physical limitations. That doesn’t have
to be the case. With the help of an occupational therapist, you can regain
quality of life you’ve lost.
Should I see an Outpatient Occupational Therapist?
Outpatient therapy offers that specialized care of a therapist with the
convenience of making appointments according to your schedule without
having to be admitted to a skilled nursing facility, swing bed or hospital.
Patients who see occupational therapists each have a different reason
for coming, even if they have similar conditions. At Henry County Hospital,
our occupational therapists see patients for:
- Finger, hand, elbow rehabilitation after surgeries such as tendon repair
- Accidents such as falls, loss of limbs, or workplace injuries
- After a stroke or severe concussion
- Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome tennis elbow,
or golfers’ elbow
- Helping children with disabilities so they can participate in school and
How Can Occupational Therapy Help Me?
Occupational therapists are rehabilitation experts who patients see after
being referred by their doctor. You may benefit from occupational therapy
if you have physical limitations or recent changes in your ability to
take care of yourself. Occupational therapists assist patients who need
help with their “activities of daily living,” such as dressing,
bathing, eating, grooming, and going to the bathroom. The goal of
occupational therapy is to help patients learn methods to improve their everyday life skills,
or occupations, to lead more independent lives.
What to Expect from Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy begins with an individualized assessment to determine
what you hope to achieve from your program. In this first appointment,
the occupational therapist will evaluate your abilities and limitations
and ask you questions to determine your personalized goals. The goal for
anyone who does occupational therapy is to help them achieve a more functional
lifestyle and maximize their ability to care for themselves to live independently.
What Are My Goals in Occupational Therapy?
The “SMART” framework is perfect for setting occupational therapy
goals. It means goals should be:
Specific: What do you want to accomplish, and what steps do you need to achieve it?
Your occupational therapist will work with you to determine these goals.
Measurable: Your goals will have milestones along the way so you won’t be overwhelmed
by the ultimate goal. This way, you’ll feel encouraged as you progress
towards your ultimate goal.
Achievable: The reality is that your goals must be realistic. After all, most people
can’t go from sustaining a horrible injury to running a marathon
within a year. Push yourself, yes, but keep your goals in line with your
Relevant: Why are you setting these goals, and what is the ultimate bigger picture?
Ultimately, the broad goal is to increase your independence and live a
more satisfying, better quality of life.
Time-bound: Your occupational therapist will work with you to create a timeline for
when you can expect to reach your end-goal.
Receive Outpatient Occupational Therapy in the Napoleon, OH
You may want to ask your doctor if occupational therapy is right for you
if you have had a recent stroke, injury accident or if everyday activities
that used to be simple for you have become challenging. At Henry County
Hospital, the only healthcare provider in the Napoleon, Ohio area with
an outpatient Occupational Therapy program. We offer first-rate occupational
therapy and a caring atmosphere and superior-quality services. Our goal
is to help you achieve better independence.
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