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Occupational Therapy

Complete your daily activities more easily with help from Johnston Health’s occupational therapists in Smithfield.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help you or your child:

  • Improve motor skills
  • Regain lost abilities after an injury or chronic health condition
  • Participate more fully in social and recreational activities
  • Live more independently

Conditions We Treat

Ask a doctor about occupational therapy if you or your child find it hard to complete tasks at home, school, or work due to:

  • Developmental delay or disability
  • Injury
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Weakness or numbness
  • Wounds

Your First Appointment

During your first visit, your occupational therapist will:

  • Ask about your symptoms, abilities, daily routine, home and work environment, and overall health
  • Perform a physical exam
  • Have you do simple exercises that show your level of strength, flexibility, motor skills, or coordination
  • Help you set goals for therapy

Treatments

Expect a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Exercises to strengthen part of the body, improve range of motion, and enhance fine motor skills
  • Practice of the steps involved in activities of daily living, like eating and getting dressed
  • Recommendations for adaptive equipment and tools that make everyday tasks easier or more comfortable

Stick to Your Therapy Plan

Make and keep regular appointments with your occupational therapist to maintain your progress, ask questions, and get the best possible long-term results.

Request an Appointment

Ask your doctor to refer you to rehabilitation at Johnston Health. Then, call us or ask your doctor’s office to call us at 919-938-7296 to make an appointment.

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