Understanding Occupational Therapy
An occupational therapist Chicago IL locals turn to for help from WholeHealth Chicago can provide the treatment you need to improve your quality of life after suffering an injury or illness. When someone is recovering from an injury or surgery, they might greatly benefit from occupational therapy. If you would like to speak to a Chicago IL occupational therapist from our clinic about how we may be able to help you, call us today at 773.296.6700. We have helped many people of all ages in our community and we may be able to help you or your loved one as well.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a treatment provided by a trained therapist who applies science and health knowledge to help individuals achieve independent living skills. This is especially important for those who have sustained a debilitating physical condition that could otherwise prevent them from being able to take care of themselves or work for a living. With the help of an occupational therapist, they can return to a higher standard of living and find enjoyment again despite their new challenges.
What is required for someone to become an occupational therapist?
An occupational therapist undergoes a five or six-year post-graduate occupational therapy degree. They must also successfully complete a fieldwork program under supervision and pass a national certification exam. Every occupational therapist in Chicago IL from WholeHealth Chicago is licensed by the state of Illinois. Before beginning treatment of any kind, a patient undergoes a thorough medical exam by our licensed occupational therapist who may consult additional medical experts before recommending a treatment approach.
What problems can occupational therapy resolve?
An occupational therapist Chicago IL accident victims recommend from WholeHealth Chicago can treat virtually any mental or physical issue that prevents a person from being able to perform daily activities. Occupational therapy can be beneficial for adults as well as children, military veterans, and the elderly who suffer from any of the following:
- Joint disease
- Hand, foot, shoulder injury
- The sudden loss of a limb or limbs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Any injury that limits physical movement
- An inability to complete personal care
- The effects of a stroke
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Autism and other developmental disorders, including hip replacement surgery
What can occupational therapy achieve?
An occupational therapist Chicago IL community members rely on can help patients enjoy fuller and more independent lives. Occupational therapy can help them:
- Achieve greater independent living through the use of various physical devices.
- Adapt their environment in response to their physical limitations.
- Relearn how to dress, bathe, brush their teeth and perform other home and self-care measures despite their condition.
- Improve their eye and hand coordination.
- Improve their ability to balance, walk, and stand.
Are the services provided by an occupational therapist Chicago IL offers covered by insurance?
Talk to us at WholeHealth Chicago about whether or not your health insurance cover your occupational therapy. Very likely, an occupational therapist Chicago IL residents choose will be able to treat you under your insurance coverage.