At Alton Physical Therapy, we focus on helping individuals develop or improve their skills and abilities to perform everyday activities, also known as occupations. The goal of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve greater independence and improve their overall quality of life.
Occupational therapists work with individuals of all ages and abilities, from children with developmental delays to adults with injuries or disabilities. They assess the individual’s strengths and limitations and develop a customized treatment plan to address their specific needs. Treatment plans may include activities to improve motor skills, sensory processing, cognitive function, self-care, work skills, and leisure activities.
Occupational therapy can be provided in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, and community clinics. Occupational therapists may work with individuals one-on-one or in group settings. They may also work with caregivers and family members to provide education and support to help the individual achieve their goals.
Overall, occupational therapy is a valuable service that helps individuals overcome barriers to performing everyday activities, allowing them to live more independently and improve their overall quality of life.
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