Occupational therapy is designed to help patients achieve more independence by developing the ability to perform daily activities with skill and confidence without relying on medical professionals or family members.
Occupational therapy treatment at Texas Health Flower Mound includes using adaptive equipment, teaching compensatory strategies, and improving independent functions with the help of certified professionals.
Therapy often includes grooming, bathing, dressing, memory and problem-solving skills that are related to day-to-day routines. It also includes practicing managing the home and learning proper safety practices to ensure the individual can continue to thrive as they begin to live independently again.
Dressing / Grooming / Bathing
Treatment for patients who participate in occupational therapy at Texas Health Flower Mound includes dressing, grooming, and bathing. Our certified professionals help each patient perform daily functions with compensatory strategies and adaptive equipment used to make it an easier process.
Each individual is assisted in developing the necessary skills they need to regain and develop their independence with different personal hygiene tasks that must be performed.
Therapy is provided for those with temporary or permanent disabilities while working to shorten the recovery time. Patients can begin to regain their confidence and learn how to perform daily functions again in a safe and nurturing environment.
Treatment may also include performing exercises to increase strength and coordination with dressing, grooming, and bathing. Exercising to sustain joint movement to reduce the discomfort and pain associated with arthritis or other conditions may also be incorporated.
Memory and problem-solving skills related to daily routines
Activities for memory, cognitive interaction, and orientation can also be included to benefit the individual during therapy at Texas Health Flower Mound. Sharpening the memory and learning how to find solutions to common problems is necessary to maintain independence and live alone.
This will ensure they can continue to thrive and care for themselves. The activities will help the individual learn how to problem-solve, make effective decisions, and identify any barriers when working towards their goals.
Contact Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound today to learn more about the occupational therapy we provide at our Physical Therapy Center. We’ll schedule an appointment for you to meet with one of our specialists.