Adult Occupational Therapy
Who are Occupational Therapists?
Adult Occupational Therapy Treatments
Work related injuries-especially to the upper extremity
People suffering from severe burns and spinal cord trauma
People with arthritis, multiple sclerosis or permanent disabilities
People with head injuries
Stroke or heart attack victims
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fabricate custom orthotic devices to Increase functional ability or prevent a deformity of the upper extremities
Our Occupational Therapy Facility
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a skilled physical medicine practice that can help people across the lifespan engage in meaningful activities.
What is the difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy?
Physical therapy focuses on improving the body’s movement and occupational therapy helps patients gain or restore function for their activities of daily living.
What should I expect during my first Occupational Therapy session?
During the initial evaluation you should expect an assessment of skills and deficits affecting your life. Standardized Assessments and an Occupational Interview will be conducted to determine the most appropriate goals and plan of care for continued treatment.
What do Occupational Therapists address?
We like to joke that an Occupation is anything that occupies your time, but it is pretty close to the truth. Occupational Therapy examines your social roles (student, parent, partner, your work occupation, etc), your cultural and spiritual needs, your physical and cognitive abilities and how you are able to complete your daily tasks and hobbies. We use activity analysis to determine what skills are helping your thrive and which skills need more development for you to feel satisfied with your own performance or meet the performance expectation of your age group. We call many of these activities “ADLs” or Activities of Daily Living.
What is sensory processing?
Much of the development of how our brain interprets sensory information occurs during the first 3-5 months of neonatal life. Many environmental and genetic factors shape how our brain responds and prioritizes sensory stimuli and how we will react to it as a child and into adulthood.
What are some common conditions Occupational Therapists treat?
Occupational Therapy treatments range from pediatric play, feeding and handwriting skills to adult rehabilitation after injury or significant life events such as a stroke.
We have Occupational Therapists who specialize in:
- Autism Services
- Sensory Processing
- Handwriting and Coordination
- Oncology/Lymphedema Management
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
- Functional Capacity (return to work)
- Pain and Stress Management
- Lifestyle Redesign
- Off-Road Driving Assessment
Get in Touch
Aurora & Lakewood
Fax: (303) 362-8986
Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday — Closed
2851 S. Parker Road Suite 570