Occupational Therapy Wilmington NC
Occupational therapy (OT) starts with an evaluation, where we collect information about you or your loved one’s condition and health goals. We then use this to create a treatment plan to help our patients with physical, mental or emotional challenges that they might be facing. OT is a holistic treatment that helps people of all ages return to their daily activities, from cooking and cleaning to playing with other children and accomplishing other achievements at school.
Advantage Therapy & Rehabilitation, located in Wilmington, is committed to providing our adult and child clients with a goal-oriented approach to each occupational therapy session. Our occupational therapists are highly-trained, compassionate, and have the clinical experience necessary to help our clients make a full recovery and reach their full potential.
Why Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy helps people with physical or cognitive disabilities perform everyday tasks in new ways. At Advantage Therapy & Rehabilitation, our creativity is what sets our treatment plans apart from other rehabilitation facilities. After evaluation, our dedicated occupational therapists will build a hands-on treatment plan unique to each of our clients, helping enable their success and growth.
Occupational therapy can also improve mental health by encouraging clients to participate in activities that are fun and meaningful and provides tools to help relieve stress. OT also promotes self-care, healthy eating, exercise, and good sleeping habits, which are key aspects for maintaining mental health and reducing the risk of depression and other conditions.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children improve their ability to perform daily activities and meet developmental milestones. It also assists in strengthening the development of fine motor skills and visual motor skills. Treatment can help children improve their cognitive and social skills while addressing sensory processing issues that may be contributing to behavioral struggles.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps to treat children with diagnoses like fine motor delay, autism, sensory processing disorder, brachial plexus injuries, feeding difficulties, cerebral palsy, and more. Pediatric OT helps children gain confidence, challenge themselves, and develop the skills necessary to independently operate in their day-to-day lives.
Our occupational therapists in Wilmington are uniquely familiar with the developmental milestones children should reach at each stage of life and are adept at encouraging and motivating patients to pursue their goals. They can also assist with the design of engaging exercises that facilitate childhood activity participation. The result is better outcomes for both the patient and their family.
Adults may need occupational therapy to regain skills after a serious illness or injury. One of the most common reasons for an adult to start occupational therapy is to regain their independence by learning to do everyday tasks like dressing, bathing, and eating after a stroke. Occupational therapy can also be used to help adults find ways to compensate for physical, cognitive, or emotional limitations. This is done through one-on-one intervention sessions for a block of time with reevaluations to ensure progress is being made.
Adult OT often involves a range of exercises, strength training, pain management modalities, and adaptive equipment that helps adults succeed in their goals. At Advantage Therapy & Rehabilitation, we also provide custom therapy exercises that our patients are able to do from the comfort of their home, enabling them to continuously work toward their goals even outside of occupational therapy sessions.
Contact Advantage Therapy for Occupational Therapy
in Wilmington, NC
Occupational therapy is important for people of all ages to live active, fulfilling lives. Whether you have a health condition that prevents you from living the life you want, or you need to help an elderly loved one adjust to their changing bodies and minds, OT is the best choice for you.
If you or a loved one are in need of occupational therapy in the Wilmington, NC area, contact Advantage Therapy & Rehabilitation to get started. Our occupational therapists strive to provide you or your child with the best individualized treatment, and we are looking forward to meeting you to get started on accomplishing your goals today!