Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Murray-Calloway County Hospital Recognizes Occupational Therapy Month

murray calloway hosp2MURRAY, Ky. (4/27/14) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital joins health care facilities across the nation in celebrating Occupational Therapy Month in April and recognizing the importance of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent, or live better with, injury, illness or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that have been developed and proven over time.

At Murray-Calloway County Hospital, occupational therapists focus on “doing” whatever occupations or activities are meaningful to the individual. It is occupational therapy’s purpose to get beyond problems to the solutions that assure living life to its fullest. These solutions may be adaptations for how to do a task, changes to the surroundings, or helping individuals to alter their own behaviors.

They also go out into the community to host seminars and work with community members on improving health. Jeni Harrison, Registered Occupational Therapist at MCCH, will be hosting a seminar on arthritis at the Benton Senior Citizen Center Thursday, May 22, 11:15 a.m.

When working with an occupational therapy practitioner, strategies and modifications are customized for each individual to resolve problems, improve function, and support everyday living activities. The goal is to maximize potential. Through these therapeutic approaches, occupational therapy helps individuals design their lives, develop needed skills, adjust their environments (e,g., home, school, or work) and build health, promoting habits and routines that will allow them to thrive.

For more information on Rehabilitation Services at MCCH, call (270) 762-1381.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Murray-Calloway County Hospital

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Faces & Stories: The People of Land Between the Lakes

In Other News...

'Happy Feet' Steps into Christian County

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/31/14) — Created in 2009 by Union County retired coal miner Jerry Baird, 'Happy Feet Equals… Read More

Man Charged for Criminal Trespassing at Cross Creek Apartments

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/30/14) — Madisonville Police responded to Cross Creek Apartments after receiving a trespassing… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 31, 2014 11060

Son Charged with Murder of His Family, Kidnapping

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Dennis Thomas
October 27, 2014 6286

Earlington Woman Charged With Burglary for…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 29, 2014 4952

Central City Businessman Indicted by Grand Jury…

in Top News For All Sites by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 29, 2014 4804

UPDATE: Two More Arrested for Meth at Area Motel

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 27, 2014 4495

Baptist Health Madisonville Performs Baptist…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Kristy Quinn
October 28, 2014 4490

UPDATE: 'Runner' Ran Home; Family Happy

in Hopkins News by Lisa Crook
October 31, 2014 3935

UPDATE: Names Released: Three Injured When Pickup…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 28, 2014 3791

UPDATE: Extended to Wednesday; Heaven's Gates and…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 28, 2014 3700

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 27, 2014 3507

Woman Charged for Domestic Assault with Scissors,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 31, 2014 11060

Son Charged with Murder of His Family, Kidnapping

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Dennis Thomas
October 31, 2014 3935

UPDATE: Names Released: Three Injured When Pickup…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 30, 2014 2851

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Couple Found

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chief William C. Crider
October 30, 2014 2062

Man Charged with Criminal Abuse of 2-Year-Old Girl

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Lt. Charles Young II
October 30, 2014 2003

Man Accused of Using Bass Guitar to Strike…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 31, 2014 1934

Top Race Candidates Address Campaign Issues

in Hopkins News by SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 1829

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 30, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 1648

Bond, Conditions Set for Central City Man Accused…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 1424

Man Charged for Criminal Trespassing at Cross…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 1353

MCTI to Present 'Anne of Green Gables'

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss