Occupational Therapy

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Marr Rd. Outpatient Center

812-372-3035

940 North Marr Road
Columbus, IN 47201
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Mill Race Center

812-376-5300

900 Lindsey Street
Columbus, IN 47201
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Overview

Occupational Therapy Services focus on treatment to maximize function for the involved individual to return to normal daily activities with self-care, home management, work and leisure activities with an emphasis on the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

This is accomplished through pain control and decreasing swelling, increasing movement and strength, preventing re-injury and providing patient education.

Specialty Treatments and Equipment include: Baltimore Therapeutic EquipmentASTYM soft tissue mobilization, Fluidotherapy, splinting.

  • Hand and Upper Arm Rehabilitation Program
  • Post-Trauma rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic procedures and surgeries
  • Wrist fractures
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Burns
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • ASTYM and soft tissue mobilization
  • Lymphedema
  • Vestibular
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Work Related Injuries

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Columbus Regional Hospital is a specialized unit dedicated to people recovering from strokes, amputations, brain and spinal cord injuries, orthopedic procedures and other debilitating conditions. Patients include those who are still medically fragile, have severe functional impairments, required post-operative care, and need the 24-hour medical support of a hospital facility. High intensity medical management, nursing and rehabilitation therapies are provided daily to meet patient's needs.

For questions about Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, please call Pre-Admission Screening at (812) 376-5589.

An occupational therapist, or OT, is part of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team and often directs the following types of care:



Therapist with patient doing gait training

 

  • Evaluates children with developmental or neuromuscular problems and helps plan treatments that will help them grow mentally, socially, and physically

  • Assists adults in learning how to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs) at home, on the job, and in the community

  • Helps the elderly adjust to the special problems of aging while remaining physically and mentally active

  • Recommends changes in layout and design of the home, school, or workplace to allow people with disabilities greater access and mobility

  • Teaches energy conservation and work simplification methods

  • Improves communication skills, such as reading, writing, and using the telephone