Occupational Therapists assess and treat individuals diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), stroke, neurological impairments, and physical disabilities. These impairments range from mild to severe and interfere with movement control and organization of action. These deficits are displayed in children and adults with difficulties ranging from muscle tone irregularities, loss of postural and or limb control, motor planning problems, vision-based dysfunction, cognitive impairments and inability to participate in purposeful and meaningful activities of daily living.
At Two Trees Neuro, our occupational therapist will assess for safety, self-awareness, and judgement to identify the level of support each individual may need to be independent. The occupational therapist will evaluate how well basic activities of daily living (e.g. grooming, cooking, medication management) are performed, identify barriers to community-based engagement (e.g. driving, money management, return to work), and help the individual develop, practice, and implement gross and fine motor skills, vision skills, cognitive abilities, and social skills.
The overall goal of occupational therapy is to help each client, return to participation in the activities that they need and want to do at home, work, or the community. The occupational therapy practitioner will be able to provide interventions that focus on upper extremity function, cognitive/perceptual rehabilitation, as well as endurance, balance and functional mobility within the treatment sessions. A variety of approaches (e.g. remediation, compensatory, adaptive, etc.) will be implemented to improve the occupational performance through participation in functional tasks and goal-oriented activities.