Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy ServiceOccupational Therapy promotes health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities. Occupational Therapists work with individuals by utilizing treatments that develop, recover or maintain client’s activities of daily living. The therapist helps clients not only improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities but also focus on upper extremity control and fine motor skills. The ultimate goal of occupational therapy is to help clients have independent, productive and satisfying lives.

When you’re considering occupational therapy in Lafayette, you owe it to yourself to meet our experienced therapists. If you’d like to meet them, simply request an appointment online or call at 337-233-0322.

Neurology

Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders and diseases of the nervous system including injury to the brain, spinal cord and/or nerves. Common problems patients experience are paralysis, poor balance, difficulty walking and vision impairment. Our therapists work with patients to improve these areas of dysfunction.

Some of the common neurologic injuries that we treat are:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Guillain Barre
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Orthopedics

Orthopedic therapy specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries to and diseases of the musculoskeletal system – the network of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that gives the body its shape and allows us to move freely.

Some of the common orthopedic injuries that we treat are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of knees, hips, shoulders and other joints
  • Rotator Cuff Injury, Frozen Shoulder, and other Impingement Syndromes
  • Joint Replacements

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it’s Little League, recreational play or high school, college or professional sport.

Some common sports injuries that we treat are:

  • Athletic Injury -eg. ACL tears and muscle pulls
  • Shin Splints and other overuse syndromes
  • Tendinitis
  • Runner’s Clinic
  • Swimmer’s Clinic

Bioness Technology (H200)

Bioness H200 is a medical device that improves hand function and voluntary movement in patients with upper limb paralysis due to stroke or C5 spinal cord injury. Ness H200 uses 5 surface electrodes to activate the hand facilitating neuromuscular re-education while maintaining or increasing range of motion. It increases local blood circulation and reduces spasticity while preventing or retarding atrophy.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a customized activity to promote adaptation or compensation of neural and musculoskeletal systems to a change or deficit in the vestibular system. Vestibular Rehabilitation specifically targets sensory challenges while balance retraining focuses on musculoskeletal coordination with postural control. Both address neural compensation whether it be Habituation/ Adaptation (recalibration to change in sensory system) or Substitution (reorganization of neural strategies addressing permanent sensory system loss).