Occupational Therapy in NJ
Occupational Therapy, an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science, 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.
Overall, the goal of Occupational Therapy is to help our clients, regardless of condition or setting, return to participation in the activities that they need and want to do. To achieve this, clinical practice will increasingly reflect the application of current research, evidence, and critical reasoning to achieve better outcomes.
Occupational Therapy at Performance Rehabilitation
At Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, Occupational Therapy is fundamentally different than any stand-alone clinics. Both: Occupational Therapy Clinic in Watchung and Occupational Therapy Clinic in Branchburg have doctorate level physicians that are an integral component in our interdisciplinary team approach to non-surgical orthopedic treatment and is under the direct supervision of a medical physician, who has a specialty in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
At the outset of treatment, one of our highly trained occupational therapists will perform an initial comprehensive examination and consultation. In addition to working with you to establish clear, personal goals for your treatment, their findings and treatment recommendations will be discussed with you, and our medical rehabilitation team, in a shared decision-making model of patient care. This collaboration ensures that patient care is delivered in a controlled, timely manner, resulting in faster recovery and return to normal activities.
Conditions Treated with Occupational Therapy Treatments
Occupational Therapists commonly treat chronic or acute pain, or problems with coordination, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, or range of motion. These symptoms can affect your ability to perform basic lifestyle activities or prevent a full return to function.
Common Occupational Therapy interventions include helping people recovering from injury to regain skills and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. If you are living with or experiencing any of the following conditions, you may be an ideal candidate for Occupational Therapy at Performance:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand/wrist pain or numbness
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Spinal Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
Our Occupational Therapy department has expertise in neuromuscular training, gait and balance training, carpal tunnel treatment, pre/postoperative rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis and stroke rehabilitation, as well as, functional movement evaluation and education.
Since Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine is a physician owned facility, no referral from a primary care physician or specialist is needed for occupational therapy services. Of course, if you have an outside prescription for occupational therapy, there would be no need to see our medical physician.