physical therapy patient learning to walk

Rehabilitation

Shelbyville Occupational Therapy

Start Living Your Life the Fullest Again

Serious injuries and illnesses can have serious, long-term effects on your health and mobility. Occupational therapy is focused on helping patients regain functionality so that they can once again resume their normal jobs, activities, and hobbies. While physical therapy is focused on helping your body recover as a whole, occupational therapy is more focused on helping you perform specific tasks.

Major Health Partners is staffed with a team of highly trained and experienced occupational therapists who are committed to helping patients take back their lives. We take the time to learn about what’s important to our patients so that we can create a more personalized plan of care.

What Can An Occupational Therapist Help With?

You should feel comfortable speaking with your occupational therapist so you can tell them what tasks you want to start doing again. These may be skills that help you perform your job or day-to-day activities that make your life easier.

Some things an occupational therapist can help you with include:

  • Learning how to type and regain typing speed
  • Dressing, eating and preparing meals
  • Performing simple math and keeping things organized
  • Operating a vehicle
  • Training for sports activities

Occupational therapists create special exercises and activities that help your body heal so that it can perform these and other tasks once again. Patients undergo physical assessments throughout their therapy so that their therapists can ensure treatment is working. As you progress through the program, exercises will gradually become more complex until you can perform all of them without difficulty.