Occupational Therapy is concerned with the activities that “occupy” your time. Whether you are recovering from an injury or accident, orthopedic problems, developmental disabilities, illness, or neurological problems, our goal is to help you live life to its fullest. Our occupational therapists work with patients in the therapy department at the hospital, in the home setting, and in area schools. People of all ages and situations participate in occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapy Services
- Activities of Daily Living
- Carpal Tunnel
- Home Safety Evaluations
- Inpatient/skilled therapy
- LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®
- Manual therapy
- Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
- Pain management
- Pediatric therapies
- Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain, Injury and Surgery Recovery
- Sports related injuries
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Vestibular therapy
- Wheelchair assessments
- Work related injuries
Occupational Therapy Focus Areas
Depending on your unique needs, our therapists can focus on activities associated with each of the following:
- Self Care: Routine personal care activities such as bathing or showering, getting dressed, eating, sleeping, and brushing your teeth.
- Work: Things you do outside of self-care, such as your occupation or household chores, that require the exertion of effort.
- Leisure: Hobbies and activities you enjoy doing in your spare time.
When an injury, illness, or other issue impedes your ability to take care of yourself, to work, or to enjoy leisure activities, your quality of life can be affected. Occupational therapy aims to help you regain skills needed for these activities, to function to the best degree possible, and to adapt to your surroundings.
Manual therapy is a specialized form of joint and soft tissue mobilization techniques delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to manipulate tissue and joints in an attempt to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension and joint dysfunction. Manual therapy provides more effective physical therapy treatments than just exercise and modalities alone. The hands-on techniques of manual therapy have been proven effective in treating issues that have been unresolved for years.
Sports rehabilitation is a multi-faceted treatment plan designed to get the athlete back to pre-injury abilities as quickly as possible. Treatment typically begins with pain management through various physical therapy modalities including ice or heat application and electrical or ultrasound stimulation.
Ultrasound speeds up the healing process by increasing circulation to the area of the injury, reducing painful swelling.
Electrical stimulation, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), relieves pain by using electrical waves to penetrate muscles.
Our therapists utilize manual therapy to rehabilitate each athlete with a plan customized for their specific athletic activity. Additionally, our HCCH therapists excel in creating an environment conducive to rapid recovery and maximum results.
Chronic Pain Management
We often talk about “movement, function, and freedom” being a common product of the therapy department at Harrison County Community Hospital. Chronic pain can inhibit all three.
Tens of millions of Americans are suffering from chronic pain. Whether merely inconvenient or incapacitating, pain lasting longer than six months makes a crushing blow to quality of life.
Oftentimes, chronic pain is present because the true source has not yet been identified. Our therapists possess an arsenal of tools utilized in restoring quality of life. They will try various techniques until they find one that works for you. We don’t want to mask your pain with medications, we want to help manage your pain and make it no longer “your pain”.
LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®
Program for Parkinson's Disease and Neurological Disorders
Do you or someone you know suffer from slow or decreased movement or difficulty speaking at full volume due to Parkinson’s Disease or a neurological condition?
Ask your doctor about a referral for our LSVT BIG® & LSVT LOUD® programs. These programs are proven to help regain normal function and movement for those suffering from neurological conditions and help condition those with speech issues to better understand their speech volume and feel more comfortable using a stronger voice.