April is Occupational Therapy month, so let’s take a moment to look at what Occupational Therapy can do to help people live life to its fullest.

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Nicole Sammons, OTR/L, of Windom Area Health working with one of her younger patients.

Occupational Therapy is a profession that helps individuals of all ages develop, recover, improve or maintain skills needed for day-to-day living.  The focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Occupational Therapists offer a variety of services, including:

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Splinting
  • Cognitive Training
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Driving Assessments
  • Sensory Integration
  • Vision Retraining
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Post Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Range of Motion
  • Strengthening

If you are experiencing any issues listed above, please contact Nicole Sammons, OTR/L at Windom Area Health Rehabilitation Department, (507) 831-0634, for more information to see how Occupational Therapy can help.

Make sure to thank any and all OTs in your life this Occupational Therapy Month!

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