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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a health profession that specializes in helping people gain independence with activities that are most important to them following injury, disease, or physical disability. Occupational therapists assist patients in reaching their maximum level of function, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Areas addressed by OT may include basic skills such as dressing, self-feeding, and toileting. Once these basic skills are achieved, other aspects of living such as getting back to work or hobbies may be addressed.

Our two registered occupational therapists use adaptive equipment, exercise, splints, safety awareness training, and ergonomic instruction to improve function after injuries and illnesses. Patients with variety of medical conditions including stroke, arthritis, prolonged bedrest, joint replacement surgeries, hand/wrist injuries, fractures, falls, neurological diseases, and coordination problems may benefit from our services.

Occupational therapy services at Scott County Hospital are offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Services are provided upon referral of a physician. OT is a recognized form of medical treatment and is covered by most health insurances including Medicare and Medicaid.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Scott County Hospital's Occupational Therapy Department offers vestibular rehabilitation, a treatment program designed to assist with dizziness or balancing problems. For more information on vestibular rehabilitation, click here.

Low Vision Rehabilitation - Scott County Hospital's Occupational Therapy Department also offers training and support for patients dealing with low vision. For more information about this program, click here.