Regaining Maximum Function and Independence
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Northwest Texas Healthcare System helps people regain maximum function and independence following illness or injury. Occupational therapy services are provided to outpatients and hospitalized patients.
Conditions that May Require Therapy
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Northwest Texas Healthcare System provides services to adolescents and adults recovering from:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain tumor
- Neuromuscular disease
- Total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery
- Arthritis and rheumatic disease
- Upper extremity and/or hand injury
- Premature birth
- Pediatric injuries
Occupational therapists use therapeutic approaches to help restore and enhance each patient's daily living skills. A certified hand therapist is on the staff at Northwest Texas Healthcare System to help across rehabilitation programs. Specific services include:
- Evaluating and treating cognitive function
- Evaluating and treating visual perception
- Evaluating and treating ocular motor function
- Developing community reintegration skills, including money management, shopping and the use of public transportation
- Training for activities of daily living, including self-care and homemaking
- Assessing safety for independent living
- Hand therapy: splinting, controlled range of motion exercises and edema control for hand and upper extremity injuries, reconstructive surgery and burns.
- Work conditioning to prepare patients to return to daily work
The licensed professional staff includes a clinical supervisor, occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants, as well as specialists in the evaluation and treatment of patients in the areas of neurological impairment, hand injuries and pediatrics.
Find a Doctor
To find a doctor affiliated with Northwest Texas Healthcare System, contact our free physician referral service at 800-887-1114.