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Occupational Therapy

WCH Occupational Therapy Services provides individualized treatments geared toward restoring independence. Licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants provide a positive environment that promotes health and healing. Our Occupational Therapy department consists of specialists in Hand Therapy.

Our therapists provide care for a variety of diagnoses such as:

  • Tendonitis such as Tennis Elbow
  • Myofascial Tissue Release
  • Nerve compressions such as carpal tunnel syndrome & cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • ADL & Adaptive Equipment Training
  • Fractures, Dislocations & Sprains
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Orthosis Fabrication

Referring to an Occupational Therapist insures the following:

  • Accurate assessments, immediate care, & effective treatment which can reduce overall treatment time
  • Faster recovery results in decreased medical costs
  • Improved functional outcomes ensure a faster return to work and a productive lifestyle
  • Patient training and education improves compliance and helps to reduce the recurrence of repetitive injuries
  • On site workstation assessments
  • Ergonomic recommendations

 

Specialized Services 

Lymphedema 

  • Our certified lymphedema therapist treats people with lymphedema, a condition in which an accumulation of lymphatic fluid causes swelling, most often in the hands, feet, arms or legs. The condition may affect those whose earlier breast, ovarian, prostate or abdominal cancers have compromised their lymphatic systems.
    • Treatment includes complete decongestive therapy:
      • Low-level therapeutic laser (FDA approved)
      • Manual lymphatic drainage
      • Education on skin care, exercises and nutrition
      • Compression bandaging
      • Myofascial release
      • Kinesio Tape
      • Individualized home programming