Mercy Regional Health Center

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps individuals develop the abilities for everyday life — with "occupation" referring to the wide range of activities you do during the course of a normal day.

Mercy Regional's occupational therapists work to help patients be as independent as possible with daily living skills. The areas of difficulty we address include:

  • Vision
  • Cognition
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Return to work
  • Homemaking
  • Arm and hand weakness
  • Incoordination

We also provide education on functional adaptive equipment, and fabricate customized splints to protect you from injury, provide positioning, and enhance function.

Who can benefit from occupational therapy?
We help people who are dealing with limitations related to:

  • Arm injuries/trauma
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Burns
  • Visual and cognitive impairments
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative chronic conditions
  • Sensory integration or autism