Rutland Regional’s experienced occupational therapists help patients who have suffered an illness or injury develop or restore the skills necessary to perform activities of daily living and live independently. In some instances, this involves prescribing, and teaching the patient how to use, assistive devices. Treatments are based on each patient’s individual needs and goals.
Specialized Treatment Programs Include:
- Hand Therapy. Treats fractures, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritic and other conditions and fits patients for customized splints.
- Prosthetic/Orthotic Evaluation and Treatment. Full rehabilitation services for amputees and other patients requiring supportive or assistive devices or services.
- Neurological Disorders Treatment. Specialized therapy for patients who have suffered a stroke, head and spinal cord injury, or have multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions.
- Independent Living. A program designed to help patients relearn skills like bathing, dressing and preparing meals that allow them to return home or live independently.
- Pre-Driver Screening. A specially trained occupational therapist who evaluates patients for vision function, visual perception, cognitive function, strength, range of motion, reaction time, on-the-road abilities and need for adaptive equipment.