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How can Occupational Therapy help me?

What is Occupational Therapy?

As occupational therapists, we frequently come across people who have become so accustomed to how they’ve always done things that they don’t recognize when their methods no longer match their abilities. Or even worse, those methods have become hazardous and unsafe.

Something as simple as getting your clothing out of the dresser, or pulling your favorite pot or pan out of the cabinet, can be dangerous if you no longer have the balance or strength you once did. An occupational therapist can help you with rearranging items in your home in order to place the most frequently used items in easier to reach spaces. It may be difficult to change something that’s been in place for years, or even decades, however, this small adjustment could prevent an injury that could take you away from your home for a period of time.

As you go through your daily routine and move about your home, take pause to consider if how you’re doing things could be a potential safety concern. Call us to schedule an appointment for an OT to come to your home and evaluate your setup, helping prevent a fall or injury.

Michele Hughes, OTR/L My name is Michele Hughes and I’m the new OT clinical director at Reddy Care. While I may be new to Reddy Care, I am not new to the field of Occupational Therapy. I have been an OT for 23 years, having graduated from Quinnipiac College (now University) in 1996 with a degree in OT. I have worked in many settings, including acute care hospitals, acute and sub-acute rehab, schools, pediatric sensory clinics, as well as over 15 years in home care (both Med A and B). Homecare is my preferred treatment setting due to the ability to treat patients individually, in their own environment. I love to see the impact that I can have on improving the quality of life of our patients.

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