Occupational Therapist treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapist work in partnership with their patients and patients family to identify important and valued activities that are difficult. Specifically Sensory processing needs here at momentum, addressing the process that organizes sensation from one’s own body and their environment, thus making it possible to use the body effectively within the environment.
- Sensory Processing- The ability to tolerate and interpret the external sensory input in ones surroundings.
- Recognizing safety- Simulation and scenario based learning to perform appropriate actions that lead to a safe and appropriate response to a situation as well as making sure one is capable physically.
- Low/ high tone management- Providing stretching, joint compressions, caregiver training and various weight bearing activities.
- Family education- Providing family/caregivers specific training to increase the independence of their loved ones.
- Scar management- Post trauma or surgery related scar management to increase tissue flexibility, decrease sensitivity, and improve the integrity of the skin.
- Coping skills- Utilizing behavioral analysis to find the source of overstimulated related issues. helping pt and family understand and work cope with (body jerks, attention deficits, outburst, or lack in social skills).
- Attention to task- The ability to focus on one or multiple task and complete as intended.
- Strengthening and coordination- Weighted exercise to build overall strength and endurance of task specific strengthening to complete a desired action.
- Fine/ gross motor skills- Increase strength in hands for small object manipulation or writing. Gross motor relates to large muscle groups (jumping-jacks/jills, wheel-barrel walk, and climbing).
- Toileting/ dressing, grooming- Process to complete the entire activity with independence.
- Appropriate play- Social skills related and overall ability to enjoy and participate in typical play.