Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services here at WInd RIver Family and Community Health Care seek to empower the individual to reclaim their independence and optimize their function. Emphasizing personalized care, our focus is providing quality services that are unique to the individual in order to help them achieve their goals, overcome challenges, and improve quality of life.

Therapy Department Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:45

What Is Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client based, holistic rehabilitative therapy that is focused on helping people regain independence within their daily activities and improve quality of life. It incorporates various factors including physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, environmental, visual, and sensory into treatment. Approaches to treatment can be focused on adaptation and compensation, while others can be focused on regaining strength, endurance, or functional ability. Occupational therapy services at WRC are available to both pediatrics and adult clientele.

Occupational Therapy Services at WRC:

Pediatric Services
Pediatric OT services focused on incorporating developmental skills, sensory integration, and training of daily activities through a child’s main occupation, play. Services that are offered to our pediatric clients include:

• Neuro-based services for pediatrics with functional limitations due to a history of CVA, SCI, TBI

• ADL training (training within toileting, grooming/hygiene, oral care, dressing)

• Developmental delay

• Gross motor functioning (balance, trunk stability, functional mobility

• Fine motor functioning (deficits within strength, dexterity, coordination of fingers/hands)

• Sensory integration

• Emotional regulation and sensory diet implementation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Time management, organizational and planning skills for children with Attention Deficit Disorder
Adult Services
OT services for the adult population typically focus on helping an individual regain strength or the functional ability to return to daily responsibilities, or learn strategies to adapt and improve a current method of completing a responsibility to ensure independence or participation. Services offered to our adult clients include:

• Neuro-based services for adults with functional limitations due to a history of CVA, SCI, TBI (can include visual perceptual/motor training, mobility training, neuro reeducation with use of upper extremity) and neuro-degenerative diseases (Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis)

• Fall prevention training for high risk aging adults (recent falls, recent injury from fall, vision loss, balance deficits, neuropathy, high risk home environment)

• Deconditioned/age-related weakness, frailty within adult populations

• Gross motor impairment (walking, bed mobility, use of DME for mobility purposes)

• Fine motor impairment (deficits within strength, dexterity, coordination of fingers/hands. No splinting services or post op care at this time.)

• ADL training (training within toileting, grooming/hygiene, oral care, dressing)

• IADL training (medication management, cooking/meal preparation, laundry, money management, communication management/use of technologies)

• Functional cognition training (executive function, judgment, memory, problem solving, planning, etc. in relation to completing daily tasks).

• DME/Adaptive equipment education (DME for success at home, mobility devices, wheelchair use training)