Occupational therapy may be part of your hospital stay if your condition affects your ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing yourself or preparing meals. Your primary care physician, pediatrician or specialist may also refer you for outpatient occupational therapy if you are recovering from an injury and need to regain skills. Children and older adults who have deficits in their ability to perform everyday activities also benefit from outpatient occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Services Address:

  • Orthopedic injuries/disorders (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder)
  • Neurological disorders (stroke/Parkinson’s/brain injury)
  • Fine motor skill retraining/development
  • Visual perception disorders
  • Lymphedema (extremities, head & neck)
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Pediatrics (fine motor and visual  motor skills, school readiness)

Outer Banks Health offers occupational therapy on both an inpatient and outpatient basis with licensed occupational therapists who use specialized therapeutic techniques and adaptive equipment. The goal of occupational therapy is to help patients learn or regain their ability to function independently at home, school or work using personalized graded exercises and activities, neuromuscular facilitation techniques and adaptive techniques to reach each patient’s individualized goals.

For more information about occupational therapy available at Outer Banks Health, call 252-449-4560.