Occupational Therapy

Anna awoke one morning unable to speak clearly or lift her left arm. Realizing something was very wrong, her husband, Sam, immediately called 911, and emergency personnel transported Anna to the hospital where she was treated for a stroke. It was the Therapy Department at Crandall Medical Center that helped Anna recover from her stoke so that she could again bake cookies with her 5-year old granddaughter.

Crandall Medical Center specializes in Neurological Rehabilitation. Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Recovering from a stroke or neurological illness is a demanding process for patients and their families.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are integral members of the health care team assisting people with disabilities to regain skills. The primary goal of Occupational therapy is to enable people to safely and effectively care for themselves and enjoy quality of life. Through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, OTs assist people to work toward a more independent life and enable them to enjoy the accomplishment of performing work, leisure, self care, domestic and community activities.

The compassionate Occupational Therapists at Crandall Medical Center work to help patients face challenges with their cognitive, communication and physical abilities to return normalcy to their lives. Having a holistic approach, Crandall's OTs focus on adapting the environment to fit the person and will recommend adaptive equipment or home modifications to make activities of daily living easier and safer for you. When you are ready to return home, Crandall OTs often visit the living space to make sure you will be able to safely and easily perform routine tasks such a bathing, cooking, laundry, etc.

Other services offered by Crandall's OT department include:

  • Cognitive retraining
  • Neuromuscular retraining
  • Splinting
  • Visual-Perceptual Skill Development
  • Wheelchair and Seating evaluation