Who needs occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy

If you’re someone who has never heard of it before, you may be asking yourself, “Who needs occupational therapy?” Our Panther Physical therapy team knows the answer is simple. Any working person may have a need for occupational therapy at some point in their career.

Our team at Panther Physical Therapy has gained lots of experience from our 16 years in business. In fact, we’ve helped thousands of patients get the high-quality physical therapy they needed. The main way we ensure our patients are getting the services they require is with our personalized therapy plans. We’ll begin the process of building your personalized therapy plan by evaluating you to see how your condition or injury is affecting your body. We’ll then take a few minutes to sit down and talk to you about things like your concerns, questions and therapy goals. Finally, our team will build you a personalized therapy plan by using all of this information to choose the therapies that may be the most effective for you. Our personalized physical therapy plans are particularly helpful for workers who need occupational therapy.

Reasons workers may need occupational therapy

At Panther Physical Therapy, our team has helped many workers who needed occupational therapy. In fact, we know many types of workers may injure themselves in ways that may cause them to seek this service from us.

One type of worker our team often helps with occupational therapy is people who have physically demanding jobs. Some of the workers we’ve treated who fall into this category are painters, builders and supply chain workers. For instance, painters often experience overuse injuries to their shoulders. This is because they do much of their work with their hands over their heads. We also treat many injuries for workers who operate heavy machinery. Injuries we’ve helped these workers treat include ones such as bone fractures and joint problems.

Our team even knows that office-based workers aren’t immune from injuring themselves at work. In fact, we know an office workers’ chances of injury can be high if they have poor posture or they don’t get up and move often enough. For example, we’ve treated many office workers for carpal tunnel syndrome that resulted from improper typing posture. We’ve also helped office workers treat sciatica caused by poor sitting posture.

Our personalized therapy plans were able to help treat all of these types of workers. The reason they’re able to do this is we have many therapy methods we can include in your plan, such as:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Active release techniques
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches
  • Thermotherapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound treatments
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Dry needling

By combining these and other therapies into a personalized therapy program, our Panther Physical Therapy team may be able to help any worker who needs occupational therapy. If you think you may need occupational therapy, there’s only one step you need to take to get started.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule a free 15-minute screening.

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