Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean has one of Jamaica’s most experienced and well-trained Occupational Therapist. Our Occupational Therapist (OT) helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). These activities include simple and complex tasks such as: writing, eating, holding, grabbing, driving, bathing or improving cognitive function.
OT theory and practice emphasize a comprehensive knowledge of the upper quarter of the human body. Using specialized skills in upper quarter assessment and treatment, OTs help to prevent dysfunction, restore function and reverse the progression of pathology, in order to enhance participation in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
OT services also include ergonomic evaluations of the patient’s workplace, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and providing guidance/education for family members and caregivers.
OT focuses on adapting the environment to fit the person and places the client as the central part of the therapy team.
Some conditions commonly treated by OTs include:
- Hand & Upper Limb Injuries
- Fine Motor Control Issues
- Eating/Grasping Difficulties
- Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Tendonitis – DeQuervain’s; Epicondylitis
- Post-Op Conditions of the Upper Limb
- Upper Limb conditions including: Burns, Arthritis, Stroke, Brain Injury, Tendon Repairs, Fractures, Amputations, Neuromuscular Disorders, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Wheelchair evaluation
- Home adaptations for special needs patients
- Ergonomic evaluation for office or home