Occupational Therapy

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy helps people to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). KCH occupational therapy practitioners enable individuals to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or a disability.

What does Occupational Therapy treat?

  • Hand, Elbow, Forearm and Wrist Dysfunction
  • Participation in self-care, leisure, school, work activities & tasks.
  • Adaptive Equipment Assessment, Education and Training
  • Customized Splinting
  • Neurological Diagnoses
  • Age Related Developmental Delays
    • 18 years and older
  • Upper extremity repetitive motion disorders
  • Ergonomics and work site assessment
  • Inpatient Diagnoses
 

Common Diagnoses

  • Post-Surgical (Planned/Unplanned)
  • Fractures/Sprains
  • Stroke/T.I.A.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Falls/Accidents
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Post Heart Attacks
  • Loss of Endurance/Strength or Decline in Functional Capabilities
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Carpal tunnuel
  • Tendon Injury or Repair

Treatment Options

  • Splinting
    • Static, Dynamic & Serial Casting
  • Ultrasound/Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electrical Stimulation/TENS
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Graded Motor Imagery
  • Whirlpool/Debridement
  • Scar Management
  • Ice Massage
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Manual Massage/ASTM
  • Pain Management
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Desensitization & Sensory Re-training
  • Energy Conservation
  • Safety Training
 
Krista Vaughan, MOT, OTR/L
Krista Vaughan, MOT, OTR/L
  • Therapist since 2007
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Graston, ASTM certified
  • Work-site education
  • Splinting
Caitlyn Nieman, OTD, OTR/L
Caitlyn Nieman, OTD, OTR/L
  • Therapist since 2019
  • Neurological conditions
  • Orthopedics
  • Splinting
 

For more information, please contact: (574) 372-7671 (574) 372-7671