Occupational therapists have been around since 1917, helping patients regain the skills for the job of living. Your Amedisys OT will use a holistic approach to help you accomplish activities important to maintaining independence in your daily life.
Physicians commonly order occupational therapy for patients with stroke, neurological diseases amputation and other disabilities. They help patients learn how to use medical equipment, assistive devices and prosthetics.
Your kitchen, your bathroom, your living room, your office - these will make up your campus as you learn to manage activities such as bathing and personal hygiene, dressing, meal preparation and eating, bowel/bladder management and more.
Your OT is an expert with tips, tricks and new techniques to help you re-master daily skills. He or she will build activities you enjoy into your routine to make your therapy more enjoyable and give it meaning.
Many times, patients are nervous to try things. Your OT will help you build confidence and regain your independence.
"The PT and OT set goals for my husband then guided and encouraged him to achieve them. They never gave up on the potential they saw in him. They were professional and caring in working with him at all times. With their therapy, he went from being bedridden to a wheelchair to walking with assistance with a walker. This was an amazing accomplishment."
- JA, New Hampshire