Occupational therapy is a medical service that helps patients gain or regain skills that allow them to perform and complete everyday tasks. The health professional who administers this service is called an occupational therapist.
Occupational therapists, such as those who provide occupational therapy in Santa Clarita, California under our facility, teach patients new ways to do tasks or help them relearn the bodily mechanisms that were initially lost. In some cases, they may also create or prescribe the use of assistive devices that help patients maintain independence in their daily lives.
Aside from the more specific hand therapy in Santa Clarita, California, our professionals also offer other types of occupational therapy. The different types of occupational therapy are as follows:
- General Occupation Therapy
This focuses on helping patients whose functional capabilities are affected by injury, pain, disability, or illness.
- Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children, especially those who have developmental disorders, ADHD, school trouble, poor vision or hearing, and learning disabilities.
- OT for Autism
Occupational therapy for autism involves sessions that can take place at home, in school or in daycare.
- Geriatric Occupational Therapy
Geriatric occupational therapy helps older people cope with and manage the new limitations that come with aging. This can help them continue living life independently.
These are the commonly known types of occupational therapy services. Our hand therapy in Palmdale, California may be considered a sub-type under general OT or geriatric OT. Thus, whatever your health condition is, there will always be a specific type of occupational therapy for you.