Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants at ACMC provide treatment to both hospital inpatients and outpatients.
ACMC's occupational therapists typically specialize in disorders of the upper extremities, including hand or wrist injuries, nerve injuries, strokes, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle or tendon problems, and arthritis. Occupational therapists are experts in developing custom splinting devices that are typically used in injury management for conditions of the hand, thumb or wrist.
Occupational therapists also work with inpatients on restoring functions of everyday living, ensuring patients are safe to return home with appropriate levels of assistance. Occupational therapists also have training in evaluating and managing cognitive issues that may present, for example, after stroke.