Occupational Therapy

A full range of occupational therapy is available at Genesis Rehabilitation Services.

You’ll find we have some of the most experienced occupational therapists in the area who are specially trained to help you live as independently as possible.

Our occupational therapy is designed to help you live life independently after an illness, injury, developmental delay or behavioral health challenge, surgery or chronic disease. Our therapists will provide treatment that can help you perform daily activities – including dressing, feeding and bathing – following an injury or surgery.

Conditions we treat

Our occupational therapies are tailored to help you do daily tasks such caring for yourself, housekeeping, gardening, cooking, keeping a schedule or driving a car. Occupational therapy primarily focuses on the upper body (shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands) as well as the trunk (abdomen and core). Our therapists work with all ages to help improve fine motor, sensory, visual and swallowing skills and treat a variety of conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Learning disabilities
  • Amputation
  • Physical impairment
  • Arthritis
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Stroke
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Substance use disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart attack

Treatments and procedures

We work with you to set goals so you can gain confidence and be comfortable doing daily activities. We offer a variety of therapy treatments specifically designed for your needs including:

  • Assessments and evaluations
  • Strength and flexibility exercises
  • Assistive devices
  • Parraffin Custom braces and splints
  • Ultrasound
  • Education (joint protection)
  • Fluidotherapy (dry heated air)

Your treatment could include exercises to increase strength and flexibility; an evaluation of your daily environment to assess changes in those environments that may help you continue your activities; education on joint protection and compensatory techniques to perform daily living skills safely and efficiently; simulating daily tasks and job duties; education and using assistive devices and equipment such as computer-aided adaptive equipment, reachers, long-handled shoe horn, long-handled sponge, sock aide, and other recommendations as needed.

Fabricating custom splints and fitting braces is also available. Additional treatments use ultrasound or paraffin. Dry heated air (fluidotherapy) might also be used to for densensitization and hypersensitivity of your hand, wrist, elbow, foot or ankle.

Genesis Rehabilitation Services provides an experienced and compassionate team to give you one-on-one attention. You and your immediate caregiver are included in every step of the treatment and will receive education on your occupational therapy.

Convenient locations for occupational therapy

Genesis Rehabilitation Services offers occupational therapy at several convenient locations throughout our region so you don’t have to travel far from home for care. Occupational therapy is available at Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation, Genesis Pediatric Rehab, Genesis HealthCenter-New Concord, Genesis Orthopedic Center and the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset. If you’d like more information about our occupational therapies, call Genesis Rehabilitation Services at (740) 455-5151. You’ll need a physician referral in order to schedule your first occupational therapy session.

Occupational therapy services are also available for inpatients at Genesis Hospital with a physician recommendation. If you’d like to learn more about our therapy offered in Genesis Hospital, call the acute occupational therapy department at (740) 454-5254.