Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a treatment that helps people get back to everyday life or teaches them how to adapt to life to make them as successful as possible. People who take part in occupational therapy have a wide variety of obstacles such as chronic pain, illness, cognitive changes, or disability that makes everyday activities a challenge. In occupational therapy, you will focus on techniques that will help you perform daily activities to regain or relearn skills that will improve one's quality of life. At the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness, you will work with you to understand your goals and come up with a plan on how to achieve them in a way that best fits your lifestyle. 

Occupational Therapy Services
Recuperate from Physical Challenges Such as...

Our therapists work to help you recuperate from physical challenges in order to return you to the activities you enjoy and need for daily life.

Treatment

  • We provide treatment for, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions along with the following:
  • Hand and upper extremity Care (including carpal tunnel, surgeries, fractures…)
  • Neurological (Stroke, TBI, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, MS…) rehabilitation
  • Visual and perceptual training
  • Compensatory training (Daily task modifications)
  • Splinting 
  • Increase function (home management)
  • Management for acute and chronic pain
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Assess for appropriate adaptive equipment
  • Executive Functioning: Attention, fine motor and handwriting
  • Decreased swelling/lymphedema
  • Pre- and post-surgical patients
  • Developmental delay
Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is abnormal swelling of a body part, most often in the arms and legs. It can also occur in the face, neck or body.
Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vicky Lacksonen, OTR/L, CLT, who works to help you treat your current condition and teach you how to manage condition. Through our Lymphedema program at the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness, patients and their caregivers are trained to be independent with managing their swelling.

Services

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
A gentle massage is used to stimulate your lymphatic system. This improves the activity of lymph vessels and re-directs the flow of lymph fluid from pooling in the arms, legs or head and neck.           

Exercise Programs
A personalized exercise program is developed by the therapist to stimulate lymphatic fluid movement and maximize normal joint mobility.           

Compression Therapy
Short stretch bandages are used to decrease fluid volume prior to fitting for compression garments. Compression garments are then recommended by the certified therapist for long term management of swelling.           

Skin and Nail Care Education
The certified therapist provides an education program that teaches ways to care for your skin and nails to prevent infection or problems associated with lymphedema.

Following the completion of your therapy program, Manual Lymph Drainage is available by our licensed massage therapist who is certified in lymphatic massage.

Water Resistance for Rehabilitation

Aquatics

Our aquatic therapy uses water resistance to help you rehabilitate after an injury or chronic illness. Our 90° pool is excellent for pain relief while exercising shoulders, back, hips, knees, and ankles. Buoyancy enables partial weight-bearing when full weight-bearing is not possible or too painful.

  • Increase in muscular strength and endurance
  • Increase in peripheral circulation
  • Improvement of body awareness, balance/trunk stability
  • Improvement of respiratory muscles
  • Promotion of muscular relaxation with increase in joint movements
  • Reduction of pain and sensitivity

Full control of bowel and bladder are required to participate in an aquatic program.

Our Aqua Classes

AquaHealth

This class is a recreational exercise class in warm water designed to accommodate the abilities of individuals with arthritis and other related musculoskeletal conditions (each person exercises at his/her own pace).

AquaFit

Get fit with this 60 minute challenging workout!  Aqua Fit class uses the natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning and cardiovascular activity. Each aspect of the class is designed to increase aerobic fitness and muscle tone while having fun in the water.

Call us to inquire about class times 740.393.9875. We would love to see you there!

Pediatric Occupational Therapy 

Pediatric occupational therapists promote participation in the areas of play, school, and daily activities. We evaluate and treat a child's fine motor, visual-motor integration, visual perceptual, sensory integration, self-care, cognition, and oral motor/feeding skills. We treat a variety of diagnoses, including Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, and fine motor delays. 

Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness 

740.393.9670
Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 5:00pm

Suite B
1330 Coshocton Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Center for Pediatric Rehabilitation 

740.393.1144
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:30pm 

1120 Yauger Road
Suite B
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050