Occupational therapists provide holistic care to individuals across the
lifespan to help restore their ability to perform, modify, or adapt daily
task performance to their highest potential. Fayette County Memorial Hospital
offers occupational therapy to populations from infancy to adulthood in
outpatient and inpatient settings. Our staff evaluates and treats individuals
with a wide variety of needs including neurological, orthopedic, pediatric,
work injury, and self-care rehabilitation, with the ultimate goal of achieving
the patient’s maximum functional ability. When providing services,
occupational therapists look at the person as a whole to ensure the treatment
plan is unique to their needs to answer the question, “What matters
to you?” instead of “What’s the matter with you?”.
Occupational Therapists are a key component to patient recovery and helping
patients resume a normal life by maximizing their independence with self-care
skills, so that patients are prepared to be at home safely. Occupational
Therapists also address limitations patients may have with overall arm
and hand strength, coordination, and endurance.
It is our job to help our patients to gain the strength and ability to
do the things they love most in life. Losing the ability to do activities
that we can take for granted, such as eating, dressing, and bathing, can
have a huge impact on a patient’s emotional well-being. Everyone
wants to be as independent as possible. Our Occupational Therapists can
help patients get back to taking care of themselves, as well as everyday
leisure activities and work activities involving mental or physical effort.
Occupational therapists also work with children of all ages. We can help
with fine motor skills, eating, grasping, playing with toys, handwriting,
sensory disorders, just to name a few.
Therapy referrals are accepted from licensed physicians, nurse practitioners,
and chiropractors, and can be directed to Fayette County Memorial Hospital
Therapy Services in Medical Arts Building 1, Suite 201, 1450 Columbus
Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, or call (740) 333-2862.