MURRAY, 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.
Information provided by Murray-Calloway County Hospital
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