Occupational Therapy

Regaining Independence Through Occupational Therapy

Following a physical setback, patients might not have the physical capacity to take on the daily tasks of living. During a stay at Miller’s, patients can have therapy sessions with licensed occupational therapists in our specially designed therapy rooms. Personalized treatment regimens are prescribed to fit the patient’s needs to help them get back their independence.

Occupational therapy addresses a number of issues, including these:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Doing laundry
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Learning to use walking devices

Patience and Practice are Key

Whether a patient is learning something new, such as using a cane, or regaining the mobility to use a hair dryer, our occupational therapists know ways to help patients achieve their goals. The occupational therapists also work with the physical and speech therapists to coordinate patient care. This teamwork helps expedite a patient’s healing process. Most importantly, the patients are actively involved in a variety of exercises so that their maximum physical and emotional strengths are put to good use toward recovery.

Rehab Equipment Prepares Patients for Home

Each patient’s therapy plan is customized to achieve maximum results. Therapists use adaptive devices and techniques for energy conservation and maximizing hand, arm and upper body strength. Each facility is also equipped with a kitchen, laundry area and bathroom in the rehabilitation room so that patients can practice in a comfortable environment to gain confidence before going home. At times, our therapists will even take patients to the grocery store to make sure they are ready to get in and out of a car and go up and down the aisles.