Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people with disabilities and illnesses improve their quality of life after surgery or illness through the use of occupational, physical, speech-language, and recreational activities. Our orthopedic doctor in Matunga utilizes all these modalities to create a customized therapy plan that suits the individual patient’s medical needs.

Who Needs Occupational Therapy?

Given below are the conditions that can be treated with occupational therapy:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Brain or spinal cord injury
  • Cumulative trauma
  • disorder
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Fracture, dislocation, and subluxation of fingers, hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Behavioral issue
  • Poor vision or poor balance
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

What does Occupational Therapy consist of?

Each individual’s occupational therapy plan varies depending on the physician’s order, symptoms, and patient diagnosis. However, most of the plans include the following:

  • Exercises for muscles strengthening flexibility, and conditioning
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Edema management such as elevation to reduce pain and joint stiffness
  • Modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, heat, ice, and traction
  • Splints to support function or increase the range of function
  • Work station ergonomics

What does an OT do?

An occupational therapist (OT) is a healthcare professional who helps people with disabilities or medical conditions recover, maintain, and improve their ability to function in their own daily lives. Occupational therapists work in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and community-based settings to deliver services for children, adults, and the elderly.

Depending on the setting, the role of an orthopedic doctor includes:

  • Evaluating the condition of a patient
  • Developing treatment plans to meet the health goal
  • Recommending adaptations to their workplace or home
  • Prescribing and instructing to use assistive devices such as wheelchairs
  • Assessing and documenting the overall health progress

Why choose Orthoplanet for occupational therapy?

Orthoplanet is a renowned rehabilitation center in Mumbai. Our Occupational therapists provide critical interventions and cure to people with disabilities, illnesses, and injuries. We have the best Orthopedic Doctor in Matunga who is highly revered for changing the lives of many patients. We aim to help the patients become physically independent by therapeutic use of everyday activities, work tasks, and school-based methodologies. In addition, we also offer prosthetic training to make our patients’ lives easier.