Occupational Therapy in Lanham, Baltimore, Arlington, Washington DC, and Surrounding Areas
When looking for Occupational Therapy in the Lanham, Baltimore, Arlington and Washington DC areas, know that Professional Healthcare Resources has been a trusted source for home health care since 1994. PHR has won numerous honors and certifications through caring and diligent home health and hospice care. With five locations throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC, and more than 800 employees, have confidence that PHR has the occupational therapy resources for you or your loved one to receive a tailored program with the goal of regaining independence.
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational therapy will help you or your loved one regain independence and mobility for daily living. Our occupational therapists will create a program tailored to your needs so you can bathe, groom, get dressed, use the restroom unassisted or whatever else you need. We first need to learn the extent of your injuries, rehabilitation and other therapy programs. Then we will work with you, your family, medical team and whoever else you would like involved. We might evaluate your home to create an environment that is safe and works for your current situation. Part of your plan may include working up to assistive devices to facilitate independent living.
Some people think that occupational therapy is a one-size-fits-all program. But that couldn’t be more different then the occupational therapy services provided by PHR. We are driven by the needs of our patients and getting them to their goals. Some patients may be looking to get back to holding a tennis racket after a hand or arm surgery. Others may need a more intensive program to get back to living independently to avoid moving into assisted living. Let us help you create and reach your own goal with occupational therapy. Patience, supportiveness and open communication is what we start with to help you do your best.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy is different than physical therapy as it’s not fixing the muscles. Instead occupational therapy works with the mind to teach you what to do with the muscles. We work with sensory integration to coordinate mind and body. You might need to learn new ways of doing things or using new devices.
Occupational therapy is used by a number of different patients including those with chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s or those who have survived a sudden health crisis. Learning to adjust to physical changes helps our patients stay independent.
Here are some other benefits of occupational therapy we can help bring to residents in the Lanham, Baltimore, Arlington and Washington DC areas.
- Help to avoid further arthritis but learning new ways of completing daily tasks.
- Improve vision with eye exercises to help with lazy eye, dizziness, double vision and reading.
- Cope with chronic pain by managing daily tasks in adaptive ways.
- Avoid repeat hospital stays caused by muscular atrophy and balance loss.
- Increase range of movement to decrease stiffness and pain.
- Improve memory with simplified activities, brain exercises and improved organization.
Lastly, occupational therapy can help in gaining employment. Having a job can mean great freedom and independence. Learning adaptive methods of completing tasks can start the path back to returning to work after a significant accident or illness.
We enjoy bringing patients back to independence and their lives through successful and meaningful occupational therapy. We have worked with many patients throughout Lanham, Baltimore, Arlington and Washington DC areas and look forward to working with you!