Occupational Therapy is one of the many therapy and rehabilitation services offered close to home, at GMHC.
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages return to their daily activities and routines with increased independence. These activities may include feeding, bathing, dressing, cooking, managing the home and safely using a wheelchair or other adaptive equipment to replace lost function.
Our experienced occupational therapists help people recovering from injury or disease regain skills. We also provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
During your first visit, your occupational therapist will evaluate what you can do, and where you might have limitations. You will also be asked questions about your roles at work, at home and the everyday activities you perform. Together, you and your therapist will decide on goals and create a plan to achieve them.
Individualized treatment programs for each patient may include therapeutic exercise and activities designed to improve strength, coordination and cognitive and developmental skills.