Adult Occupational Therapy

Who are Occupational Therapists?

Occupational therapy stresses the application of daily activities to help our clients do the things they want and need to do. Our specialists at Therapies of the Rockies work to enable people of all ages to live their lives to the fullest by promoting healthy activities which, in turn, helps prevent injury, illness, and even disability. The work may never cease, but we can assure you it becomes easier as you dedicate.

Adult Occupational Therapy Treatments

Our occupational therapy professionals are adept at treating a wide range of different conditions. These include, but are not limited to:

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

Arthiritis

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Fall Prevention

Fabricate custom orthotic devices to Increase functional ability or prevent a deformity of the upper extremities

If you have a condition you don’t see listed here, it doesn’t mean we can’t help you. Please contact our office to inquire about the full range of our physical therapy services, or make an appointment to speak with us in person. We serve both children and adults.

Our Occupational Therapy Facility

We have a full complement of high-quality occupational therapy equipment at our facility in Englewood, CO. From hand weights to an ultrasound machine to pulleys and more, you’ll find everything you need here to begin your recovery. Our well-trained occupational therapy staff will guide you through exercises designed to help you make steady improvement without further injury, and we’ll explain everything as we go along. We’re here to answer your questions, and we’ll even give you some exercises to take home with you, as well. Get in touch today.

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)
  • Evaluations
  • Pain and Stress Management
  • Lifestyle Redesign
  • Off-Road Driving Assessment

Get in Touch

Aurora, Lakewood, Englewood, Colorado Springs

(720) 535-5671

 Fax: (303) 362-8986

Hours

Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday — Closed

Therapy Locations:

333 W. Hampden Ave, Suite 500
Englewood, CO 80110

2851 S. Parker Road Suite 570

Aurora, CO 80014
274 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228 Suite 103
685 Citadel Dr E #250
Colorado Springs, CO 80909