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Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy

Centra Rehabilitation provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic services to adolescents and adults, all customized to meet an individual's specific needs and goals. Occupational therapy services are provided in Bedford, Lynchburg, and Farmville. Our goal is to help individuals achieve independence in all areas of their lives. We want to give people the "skills for the job of living." An O.T. is a trained medical professional who evaluates and treats people of all ages who have difficulty with activities (or occupations) relevant to their daily lives. They determine deficits/barriers to independence and develop programs that help restore function.

Who Can Benefit

The need for outpatient occupational therapy may arise from a traumatic or repetitive injury, an orthopedic or neurological disorder, or a chronic or congenital illness. Individuals with a new injury, or those with a progression of a recurring problem that causes limitations in function, can all benefit from therapy. Our therapists treat persons with a wide range of conditions, including:

Orthopedic Conditions

  • Upper extremity injury
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Post-surgical rehab of the upper extremities
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports or work related injuries
  • Fracture or sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Total joint replacement

Neurologic Conditions

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Gillian Barre
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Stroke
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cognitive disorders

The goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable an individual to carry out their activities of daily living, which include those performed at work, home, school and the community, as independently as possible. Following a thorough evaluation, which includes an assessment of physical function, as well as cognitive and daily living skills, if appropriate, an occupational therapist will tailor a treatment plan dedicated to restoring your maximum functional ability. Your therapist will work individually with you and will closely monitor your progress and modify your program as required.

Occupational Therapy provides a broad scope of therapeutic services, including:

  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Splinting
  • Adaptive equipment recommendation & training
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • SaeboFlex Arm Training (http://www.saebo.com/products/saeboflex/ and the PDF)
  • Bioness H-200 (insert link for the Bioness here)
  • FES cycling (insert link for FES here)

View our Occupational Therapy brochure

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