Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

Occupational Therapy

About Occupational Therapy

When pain or an injury makes it hard for you to work or care for your personal needs, it’s time to schedule a consultation with occupational therapy at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, and Terrell, Texas. The orthopaedic practice has a multispecialty team that includes occupational therapists who teach you how to manage your daily life with your pain or injury. Call the office closest to you today or use the online booking button to learn more about occupational therapy at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas.

Occupational Therapy Q & A

What should I know about occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a health profession that helps people of all ages develop or regain the skills they need to perform everyday activities, like dressing, eating, and bathing. 

They also teach you how to adapt your environment to your abilities and use assistive devices. Occupational therapy also assists with creating ergonomic workspaces to prevent problems like neck pain, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Occupational therapy aims to promote independence, enhance quality of life, and help you participate in the activities that bring you joy. 

Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas is a multidisciplinary practice that provides occupational therapy. The team cares for all ages, including children as young as age 1.

What orthopaedic conditions benefit from occupational therapy?

Any orthopaedic condition that affects your independence and ability to take care of yourself benefits from occupational therapy. The team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas treats all musculoskeletal needs, including:

  • Hand pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fractures
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy

These conditions may make it hard for you to manage daily activities and may benefit from occupational therapy to improve independence and self-care.

What can I expect during occupational therapy?

The specifics of your occupational therapy at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas depend on your individual needs and goals. Your occupational therapist completes a thorough initial assessment to evaluate your strengths and challenges and set therapeutic and functional goals. 

They create an individualized therapy plan that helps you work towards your goal, which may include:

  • Exercises to improve fine motor skills
  • Adaptive techniques that make tasks easier
  • Recommendations and training for assistive devices
  • Home and workspace modifications

Your therapist works closely with you, adjusting your plan as you go until you reach your goals.

I had hand surgery. Do I need occupational therapy?

You may benefit from hand therapy following hand surgery to restore strength and mobility. Hand therapy is a specialized therapy available at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas.

They provide hand therapy to treat upper extremity injuries and conditions, fractures, and arthritis. You may also benefit from hand therapy to prevent upper extremity injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow. 

Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today or request an appointment online to learn more about occupational therapy.