Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at Stilwell Memorial Hospital
At Stilwell Memorial Hospital, our dedicated Occupational Therapy team provides comprehensive care to help individuals regain independence and improve their daily functioning. Our team operates out of the hospital’s inpatient OT Department and is available for outpatient referrals and home health services as needed.
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Our skilled Occupational Therapist specializes in assisting individuals with enhancing the use of their hands and addressing challenges related to daily activities. Whether it’s recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or adapting to a new physical or cognitive limitation, our OT is here to support you every step of the way.

With a focus on improving bed mobility, transfers, toileting, bathing, eating, and other essential tasks, our Occupational Therapy services are designed to enhance your quality of life and promote independence. We understand that each person’s needs are unique, and our therapist will work closely with you to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific goals and abilities.

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Conditions We Treat with Occupational Therapy

  • Orthopedic injuries: Occupational Therapy can help individuals recover from fractures, joint replacements, and other musculoskeletal injuries by focusing on regaining strength, mobility, and coordination.
  • Neurological disorders: Occupational Therapy plays a vital role in assisting individuals with conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders. Therapy aims to improve motor skills, cognitive function, and daily living activities.
  • Developmental delays: Occupational Therapy supports children with developmental delays or disabilities by promoting their sensory processing, fine motor skills, self-care abilities, and social participation.
  • Chronic pain management: Occupational Therapy offers strategies to manage and cope with chronic pain conditions, helping individuals to engage in meaningful activities, adapt their environments, and improve their overall quality of life.
  • Mental health conditions: Occupational Therapy can contribute to the treatment of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Therapists assist individuals in developing coping mechanisms, stress management techniques, and improving their overall emotional well-being.
  • Age-related conditions: Occupational Therapy is beneficial for older adults experiencing age-related conditions such as arthritis, dementia, or age-related macular degeneration. It focuses on maintaining independence, managing daily activities, and promoting safety.

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Currently, we have one full-time Occupational Therapist dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. Whether you require inpatient therapy, outpatient services, or home health visits, our OT team is committed to helping you regain functionality, restore confidence, and enhance your overall well-being.

Contact us today to learn more about our Occupational Therapy services and how we can assist you in achieving your optimal level of independence and participation in daily activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that helps individuals of all ages to overcome challenges and maximize their ability to engage in daily activities. Occupational therapists work with people who have physical, cognitive, developmental, or emotional conditions that affect their ability to perform everyday tasks.

The goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable individuals to participate in meaningful activities and live fulfilling lives. Occupational therapists assess each person’s unique needs and develop personalized treatment plans. They may focus on enhancing fine motor skills, coordination, balance, sensory integration, cognitive abilities, or adaptive strategies.

Occupational therapists work with clients across various settings such as hospitals, clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers, and community-based programs. They may provide interventions such as therapeutic exercises, skill-building activities, environmental modifications, assistive technology recommendations, and education for both individuals and their caregivers.

Occupational Therapy is a holistic approach that considers the physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors influencing an individual’s well-being and independence. By addressing barriers and providing support, Occupational Therapy aims to improve overall functioning, promote independence, and enhance quality of life for individuals facing challenges in their daily activities.

Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) are distinct but complementary healthcare professions that focus on helping individuals improve their functional abilities and overall well-being. While there may be some overlap in certain areas, their primary areas of focus and approaches differ.

Occupational Therapy primarily concentrates on promoting a person’s ability to engage in meaningful activities or occupations. OT practitioners work with individuals to address physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental factors that may hinder their ability to participate in daily activities. They help individuals develop or regain skills necessary for activities of daily living (ADLs), such as self-care tasks, work-related activities, and leisure pursuits. OT also encompasses addressing sensory processing issues, fine motor skills, cognitive skills, and emotional well-being to enhance overall functional independence.

Physical Therapy, on the other hand, focuses on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating physical impairments, functional limitations, and movement disorders. PT practitioners primarily work to restore, maintain, or improve physical function and mobility. They use various techniques, exercises, and modalities to address issues related to musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular systems. PT may involve interventions such as therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, gait training, balance training, pain management, and physical modalities.

While Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy have different core areas of focus, they often collaborate and work together as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care to individuals with complex needs. Together, they aim to optimize functional abilities, promote independence, and enhance overall quality of life for their patients.

Children may benefit from Occupational Therapy (OT) for various reasons. Some common reasons a child may need OT include:

Sensory Processing Issues: Children with sensory processing difficulties may struggle with processing and responding to sensory information from their environment. OT can help children regulate their sensory responses and develop strategies to better participate in daily activities.

Fine Motor Skills: Occupational therapists can address challenges with fine motor skills, such as handwriting, using scissors, or manipulating small objects. OT interventions can enhance hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and overall motor control.

Self-Care Skills: Children who have difficulty with self-care tasks like dressing, feeding, grooming, or toileting may benefit from OT. Therapists work on improving the child’s independence in these activities, considering their individual abilities and needs.

Visual Perception and Motor Skills: Occupational therapy can address visual perception difficulties, such as understanding spatial relationships or organizing visual information. OT interventions can enhance visual-motor integration and coordination.

Attention and Executive Functioning: Children with attention deficits or challenges with executive functioning may benefit from OT. Therapists can provide strategies to improve attention, self-regulation, time management, planning, and organization skills.

Social Skills: Occupational therapists may work on social skills development, including turn-taking, sharing, making friends, and interpreting nonverbal cues. They can help children improve their social interactions and develop appropriate social behaviors.

It’s important to note that each child’s needs are unique, and occupational therapy assessments are conducted to determine specific areas of concern and develop tailored interventions. OT aims to support children in achieving their developmental milestones, enhancing independence, and promoting optimal participation in daily activities.

The duration of occupational therapy for a child can vary depending on several factors, including the child’s individual needs, goals, and progress. Occupational therapy is typically provided on a case-by-case basis, and the length of treatment is determined by the therapist based on ongoing assessments and evaluations.

In some cases, a child may require occupational therapy for a relatively short period, such as a few weeks or months, to address specific concerns or achieve certain goals. For other children with more complex needs or long-term challenges, occupational therapy may be recommended for an extended period, which could range from several months to years.

The frequency and duration of occupational therapy sessions can also vary. Initially, a child may receive more frequent sessions (e.g., weekly or multiple times per week) to focus on intensive interventions and skill development. As progress is made and goals are achieved, the frequency of sessions may decrease, transitioning to a maintenance or periodic check-in schedule.

It’s important to remember that the duration of occupational therapy is individualized and based on the child’s unique circumstances. The occupational therapist will work closely with the child and their family to determine the appropriate treatment plan and make adjustments as needed to support the child’s ongoing progress and functional needs.

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Complete medical and psychiatric assessments available as well as evaluations and treatment plans.

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Home Health Care

Medicare certified and licensed by the state of Oklahoma, our home health care staff offer outstanding service.



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