Occupational Therapy

Your Source of Occupational Therapy in WNY

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Do you or a loved one you know find difficulty performing everyday tasks? Do you find it hard to get dressed, eat meals or bathe yourself? While physical therapists primarily work with people who are recovering from injuries, occupational therapists work to rehabilitate patients by helping them to perform daily tasks in their home or work environments. Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, and maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. At Diversified Hearing Services, our licensed therapists emphasize the practical aspect of helping patients do the things they want and need in order to live life to the fullest. In addition to improving motor skills and functionality, occupational therapy also comes with a host of other benefits. To learn more, please continue reading below, or give us a call to schedule an initial appointment!

Some of the key benefits of OT are as follows:

  • Help patients perform day-to-day tasks
  • Support recovery from injuries
  • Help patients with development or cognitive disabilities
  • Make recommendations about adaptive equipment
  • Advise architects and contractors about patients’ accessibility needs
  • Developing strength, endurance and motion
  • Developing balance and coordination
  • Developing fine motor skills and function
  • Increasing independence with daily living

  • Providing Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services

    Pediatric services are also available at Diversified Hearing Services. Our team of professionals can work with your child on basic motor skills like handwriting and social skills to manage emotions. We can also work on improving other important life skills that can benefit your child for school and home life.

    Your First Occupational Therapy Appointment

    If you have an occupational therapy appointment scheduled, it’s best to go in prepared. At your first appointment, the occupational therapist will perform a thorough evaluation to get an idea of your range of motion, strength, balance, and overall situation. Once our evaluation is complete, we will discuss our findings with you and make a treatment plan based on your individual goals and circumstances. Going forward, we will use various treatment techniques to help you achieve your functional goals. These include manual therapies, therapeutic exercises, and modalities; we will also give you exercises to do on your own to help keep your progress going on pace between visits.

    For more information about our occupational therapy services, give our office a call. We serve Buffalo, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Hamburg, Williamsville, West Seneca, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Amherst, Lancaster, Elma, Kenmore, Orchard Park, and nearby cities in Western New York. Occupational therapy has been shown to benefit clients who are recovering from injuries or medical procedures; it can also help people with developmental disabilities or delays in fine motor function.

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