South Central Rehabilitation Services offers occupational therapy services for adult and pediatric inpatients and outpatients. Occupational therapy is offered at 1002 Jefferson Street in Laurel. Occupational therapy provides rehabilitation for orthopedic, neurologic, and post-operative conditions as well, focusing primarily on the upper extremities and activities of daily living.
For information about South Central’s Occupational Therapy, please call 601-399-0534.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people participate in their desired occupations with the therapeutic use of everyday activities, based on the individual’s personal interests and needs. Occupational therapy (OT) considers the complex relationship between the patient, the activity, and the environment in which the activity takes place. Examples of occupational therapy may include:
- helping a child with a disability to participate fully in school and social situations
- assisting an injured worker to regain skills they need to function in their job
- providing supports to older adults experiencing cognitive or physical changes
What is an occupation?
Occupations are the activities people of all ages need and want to do—things like making meals, dressing, managing medications, driving, going to school or work, playing, or caring for family members. Occupational Therapists work directly with patients to help them master skills for achieving an independent, productive, and satisfying life. The therapists treat patients with a variety of disabilities, and help them return to family, work and community life.
What do occupational therapy services include?
Services focus on the individual’s goals and may include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the patient and their loved one and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals
- customized interventions to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan
Occupational therapy services may also include an evaluations of the individual’s environments (ex. workplace, school), recommendations for equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
Types of Services Offered by Our Certified Occupational Therapists:
- Activities of daily living
- Adaptive equipment training and education
- Aquatic therapy
- Autism Occupational Therapy
- Certified hand therapy/splinting
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Neurological rehab
- Pediatric therapy
- Therapeutic exercise programs
- Work conditioning
- Wound care
If you feel you or a loved one may benefit from occupational therapy, talk with your healthcare provider today or contact South Central Rehabilitation Services at 601-399-0534.