Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being during the course of everyday life. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the occupations which give meaning and purpose to their lives. Occupational therapists have a broad education that provides them with the skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with people of all ages and abilities that experience obstacles to participation. These obstacles may result from a change in function (thinking, doing and feeling) related to illness or disability and/or barriers in the social, institutional and/or physical environment.
Our occupational therapists are key members of the AMS multidisciplinary team. Our occupational therapists consider the patient's occupations, abilities (physical, affective, and cognitive), their environment and their specific needs and goals. Our occupational therapists are capable of analyzing the effects of the patient's environment and functional limitations on their ability to perform their day-to-day tasks and activities. Once a thorough assessment has been completed, our occupational therapists work with the patient to help him/her fulfill roles as a parent, child, spouse, student, playmate, worker, team player, etc.
The occupational therapy department at AMS provides services in the following areas:
Orthopedics & Trauma
- Hand Injuries
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as Herniated disks, tendonitis, whiplash
- Geriatric Assessment & Rehabilitation
- Chronic Neurosurgery/ Neurology
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis