OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Helping people of all ages to do the things they want to do and enabling them to live life to the fullest, by promoting health, preventing injury, illness or further disability.

Meet our occupational therapists

They cannot wait to meet you!

Columbia County Health System

Rebekah Gustin, OT

 

Columbia County Health System

Wendy Engblom, OTA

 

Columbia County Health System

Sonya Taylor, OT

 

Services we offer

  • W/C Evaluations
  • Women's Health - Urge incontinence, Stress Incontinence.
  • ADL Training - Providing training in self-care activities, i.e., cooking, bathing, dressing with adaptiveequipment and/or compensatroy techniques if needed.
  • Training/education for patient, family and caregivers - Develope home programs, post-surgical precautions.
  • Teaching specific techniques for functional mobility, i.e., safe care transfer tub shower, t/f's. inovative, functional, independence.
  • Lymphadema management - Edema (swelling of the upper or lower extremeties)
  • Neuromuscular re-education, trunk stabilization, and balance activities to improve clients bed mobility and upright posturenecessary to preform self-care and home management activities.
  • Remediate upper extremity weakness, pain and decreased range of motion after surgery, injury, or disease process.
  • Home safety evaluations
  • Pediatrics- Developmental delay, autism, functional motor delays and sensory issues.
Columbia County Health System

what is occupational therapy? 

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
  • Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.

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Need help, or want to know more about our program?  call 509-382-3202 today