Occupational Therapy and Hand Clinic
If you’ve suffered a stroke or debilitating injury, depend on the specialists at Jefferson Regional Medical Center to help you reach your goals for independent living.
You can count on our care
The Occupational Therapy program at Jefferson Regional Medical Center helps patients achieve independence by recovering the self-care skills of everyday life: dressing, bathing, homemaking, and getting in and out of bed, a car, and a tub. Our licensed, certified occupational therapists and therapy assistants create and individualized treatment plan to help our patients gain new strength and success every day.
Our Occupational Therapy programs are often prescribed for those recovering from a stroke, but we also provide services to patients recovering from work-related or automobile accidents, and other injuries to the nerves, spinal cord, bones or joints. Our rehabilitation programs can start during recovery at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Our staff provides services at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit for patients receiving treatment from our departments of orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and cardiac care.
Our therapy program included individualized training programs to promote strength and coordination, plus assessment and recommendations for durable medical equipment to support patient safety in the home.
Our comprehensive Outpatient Therapy Services include:
- Individualized evaluations
- Custom splinting, fabricated on site
- Therapeutic modalities
- Therapeutic exercise to increase range of motion, strength and function
- Adaptive equipment training
- Self-management training and home exercise instruction
A physician's referral is required prior to treatment. The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a distinctive program of our department. This state-of-the-art, computerized assessment system can be used to assess strength and coordination giving our therapists a clear diagnosis of a person's ability. This service is provided for inpatient and outpatient adults, including seniors.
Outpatient Hand Clinic
Second only to the brain in its complexity, the hand is a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that work in perfect harmony to allow us to communicate with the world. Through fine motor manipulation and sensitive touch, the hand allows us to complete everyday tasks such as dialing a phone to more complex tasks such as shuffling a deck of cards. Individualized care at the Outpatient Hand Clinic is as unique as your own fingerprint. Let our specially-trained Hand Therapists assist in your recovery.
The Outpatient Hand Clinic at Jefferson Regional Medical Center offers specialized, individual therapy to outpatients with medical conditions affecting the hand, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fractures of the hand, wrist, or elbow
- Cumulative trauma/overuse conditions such as tennis elbow and tendinitis
- Traumatic injuries to the tendons and nerves
- Reconstructive surgery