Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy treatment focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapy can offer adults through children with various needs, positive activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills. The desired outcome is to improve one's occupation or outcome and independence in daily living tasks, improve one's self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Working with children differs from adults as children's "occupation" is play and learning. An occupational therapist can evaluate a child’s skills for play activities, school related performance, and activities of daily living and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.

Marquette occupational therapists provide the following list of pediatric services and treatment:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL's)
  • Self-help delays
  • Handwriting
  • Fine motor delays
  • Developmental delays
  • Sensory processing
  • Strengthening
  • Tone problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Hand and upper extremity dysfunction

For adults, occupational therapists assist the individual in achieving greater independence in all areas of life, including self-care, home management and community activities. The OTs assist people in performing these activities with the greatest extent of independence possible. 

Marquette occupational therapists provide the following list of services and treatment for adults:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Activity modification
  • Home safety assessments
  • Community mobility and reintegration
  • Ergonomic assessments and back school
  • Hand and upper extremity dysfunction
  • Splinting for function and movement
  • Neurological impairment
  • Sensory processing-visual perceptual treatment
  • Chronic pain
  • Energy conservation tips

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (906) 228-2595