Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month with Chesterton Physical Therapy

Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month with Chesterton Physical Therapy
By: Contributor Last Updated: March 30, 2018

With a new location just opened in Michigan City, Chesterton Physical Therapy is making great strides in the Region. Now, they're looking forward to April and National Occupational Therapy month! The month aims to celebrate occupational therapists and their assistants for all the amazing work they do.

In simplest terms, occupational therapists help patients participate in things that they would normally do in everyday life. The therapeutic use of these everyday activities can help make life easier to manage for patients. Some of the most common occupational therapies include helping kids with disabilities to engage fully in school and their social life, helping people recover fully from injury and regain skills, and provide support for aging adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

The month of April is to celebrate the therapists who have helped touch and empower so many people's lives. Through an individualized evaluation the family, clients, and therapist will determine the client's goal. This plan will be customized to improve the client’s ability to perform daily tasks and reach their goals.

Therapists work hard to encourage their clients to reach their goals. Occupational therapy services can include evaluations of a clients home and normal environment. They work to find the best adaptive equipment if needed and will train the client in its use. They will even take the time to educate family members about what is going on and how they can help.

Occupational therapy has a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"

Chesterton Physical Therapy offers all these wonderful services in addition to physical therapy, deep tissue laser therapy, and massage. They even offer yoga! Check them out on Facebook  for more information about their services and make sure to show appreciation for all the wonderful Occupational Therapists during the month of April.

Chesterton Physical Therapy is also offering a complementary screening for conditions affecting the arms including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and other conditions affecting the ability to do daily activities. Call today to find the source of the issue and what successful treatment looks like for you.