Occupational therapy services are available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. Occupational therapists work closely with other healthcare providers, who may refer a patient to therapy following surgery, wrist or hand injuries, immobilization by splints or casts, and/or a change in ability to perform everyday activities.
After a thorough evaluation, the therapist and patient create an individualized treatment plan to improve, sustain or restore daily functional activities. A treatment plan may include:
- Range of motion and strengthening exercises
- Therapeutic activities
- Home safety evaluations
- Training and education
Patients take an active role in their recovery by completing home exercises, functional activities and by learning how to manage their symptoms and pain, and prevent re-injury.
For more information or to schedule an occupational therapy appointment, call 507-434-1999.