Occupational Therapy is a health related profession that helps people regain, develop and build skills essential for independent functioning, health and well-being. The Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Outpatient Occupational Therapy department houses a fully equipped “activity of daily living” area to facilitate development of these skills. Occupational Therapy specializes in the following areas:
Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy?
- Lymphedema Management Therapy (Complete Decongestive Therapy)
- Interactive Metronome
- Cognitive/Perceptual Therapy
- Energy Conservation/Work Simplification (Cardiac/Pulmonary compromised patients)
- Functional Training and Adaptive Equipment Assessment/Training
- Low Vision Therapy (Visual Perception)
- Post-Mastectomy Education and Training
- Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Any individual who has physical, developmental or mental limitations as a result of injury or illness and who needs assistance to participate in daily home, community or work activities. Common injuries or illnesses that benefit from Occupational Therapy include:
Occupational Therapy Specialized Programs:
- Work Related Injuries
- General Deconditioning
- Arthritis, Cancer or Other Debilitating Illnesses
- Developmental Disabilities
- Hand Trauma
- Head or Spinal Cord Injury
- Orthopedic or Sport Related Injuries
- Stroke or Other Neurological Conditions
Lymphedema Management Therapy is considered Complete Decongestive Therapy and is used to treat an accumulation of fluid causing swelling in the arm(s), leg(s) or other areas of the body such as the breasts, head or neck. Frequently a long-neglected condition, Lymphedema can and must be treated. Please visit the Lymphedema Services page for more information.
Interactive Metronome (IM)
is a treatment option, depending on your diagnosis. This brain-based tool directly and positively impacts attention, motor planning and sequencing skills. IM can be used with neurological diagnosis for motor planning and coordination. IM is also offered for private-pay sessions and has been shown to improve standardized test scores and attention/focusing skills of school-age children. Please visit www.interactivemetronome.com
for more information.