Occupational Therapy

(775) 445-5757

Carson Tahoe Occupational Therapy experts work with patients to improve their coordination and fine motor activities. They help people manage the tasks that make up their daily lives and ease the frustration many feel when they can't do things for themselves. Occupational therapists are concerned with helping people become self-sufficient, often by teaching them new ways to perform job and life tasks. They also teach people how to protect their muscles and joints and increase their strength and endurance.

Common diagnoses treated by our occupational therapy professionals include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stroke
  • Work-related injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord or brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Hip and knee replacements

Treatment schedules are individualized and work towards the patient's goals. Treatments may include:

  • Strengthening specific muscle groups to help restore fine motor and gross skills
  • Comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments to provide recommendations on modifications (ergonomic evaluations)
  • Assessment of work performance skills
  • Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment
  • Education on injury prevention and energy conservation
  • Specific goal-oriented exercises to restore motion and strength
  • Comprehensive home programs and patient education
  • Prosthetic training
  • Driving Evaluations