April is Occupational Therapy Month

During April, Occupational Therapy Month recognizes all the benefits this specialized healthcare provides.

When injury strikes or long term wear of joints and muscles require rehabilitation, an occupational therapist provides the necessary exercises to get us back into our daily routines. Simply getting out of bed may be a challenge or moving from one position to another becomes a problem we need to overcome. Occupational therapists have studied the movements required to make these transitions happen safely and to retrain our newly repaired body part to do the job. They know the therapies to help improve weakened muscles and alternatives when others fail us.

For every age and ability, occupational therapists provide care to improve the quality of life to each patient.

The experienced and caring occupational therapy team at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber helps patients to do the things they need to do. Patients are seen at the hospital in an outpatient setting for pediatric conditions, lymphedema therapy, hand therapy, cognitive therapy, pain management, custom hand splints, and upper extremity strengthening. To schedule an appointment, call 814-467-3189.