Occupational therapy involves the rehabilitation of patients who have difficulty
performing activities of daily living. This could be anything from buttoning
a shirt to returning to full function at work.
Improve daily living
For patients who have difficulty with the activities of daily living, our
expert therapists provide a solid treatment regimen designed to maximize
patient function. Whether you or a loved one needs help strengthening
basic motor functions or cognitive abilities, our occupational therapists
will meet with you to help you set and accomplish your goals for an improved
Moving Forward and 'Feeling Whole Again'
Healthy Partners, Summer 2019
When Melanie Smith was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease while still
only in her 30s, she was understandably shocked by the news. “I
was very much in denial,” says the now 43-year-old St. Simons Island
resident. “Accepting such an unexpected and life-altering diagnosis
was a battle for me.”
Gradually, the disease began to affect her balance, walking and ability
to carry out daily tasks — like brushing her hair or opening a car
door. In 2019, Ms. Smith could no longer endure the increased severity
of her symptoms. Determined to become as healthy as possible for herself
and her young son, she turned to the experienced, licensed therapists
at the Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center.
For more information on occupational therapy and how it may benefit you
or a loved one, contact one of our Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Centers.
You can find the nearest location which provides occupational therapy
by clicking on the locations tab below.