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Leading-Edge Orthopedic Occupational Therapy in Arizona


Orthopedic occupational therapy helps people regain independence in their daily activities or occupations. Dignity Health offers occupational therapy in a variety of settings. During occupational therapy, your doctor or physical therapist will:

  • Evaluate your ability to perform various activities
  • Design a treatment plan based on your lifestyle, activity goals, and goals for returning to your occupation
  • Coordinate with other orthopedic specialists and health care providers as appropriate for comprehensive care

Your doctor may recommend occupational therapy for evaluation and treatment if you have been injured or if you have a condition that is affecting or limiting your ability to function effectively in your job or daily life activities.

Dignity Health offers complete orthopedic occupational therapy in Arizona at these locations:

Our orthopedic services are designed to help ease joint pain and increase mobility. Use our online Find a Doctor tool to schedule an appointment today.

 

Occupational Therapy Treats Many Conditions 

Our skilled doctors at Dignity health use occupational therapy to treat: 

  • Musculoskeletal disorders: arthritis, joint replacements, sprains, and broken bones
  • Occupational and overuse injuries: carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, plantar fasciitis, and tendonitis
  • Pain disorders: fibromyalgia, migraines, and neck and back pain
  • Traumatic injuries: spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, and limb amputations
  • Age-related issues: low vision, aging in your own home, cognitive problems, unsafe driving, and dementia
  • Cancer and cancer treatment: pain, weakness, fatigue, recovering from surgery, and treating side effects
  • Cognitive and developmental disorders: ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), autism, and developmental delays
  • Genetic and congenital conditions: birth defects, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy
  • Mental health conditions: post-traumatic stress, depression, mood disorders, and substance abuse
  • Neurological disorders: stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis

 

Occupational Therapy Services in Arizona

At Dignity Health, our occupational therapy services include:

  • Body mechanics training: body alignment, proper lifting and carrying, and exercises to improve range of motion, strength, and motor skills
  • Environment modifications: rearranging furniture, installing handrails, removing area rugs, removing cabinet doors, installing sink pedals, installing stair chairs, and raising or lowering countertops, appliances, and furniture
  • Return to work programs: joint protection strategies, energy conservation skills, and ergonomic modifications to the workplace
  • Activities of daily living training: bathing, dressing, feeding one's self, cooking, household chores, driving, and childcare
  • Assistive device training: grab bars, canes, walkers, toilet seats, bath seats, reachers, grabbers, and custom splints
  • Cognitive training: improve communication, reasoning, problem solving, and memory
  • Low vision modifications: using indirect lighting, installing nightlights, reducing reflective surfaces, maximizing contrasts, using large print, and using textures and bright markings for stairs, edges, and appliance dials
  • Neuromuscular retraining: improve hand-eye coordination, visual processing, and nerve function
  • Pain, inflammation, and joint treatments: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot and cold therapy, and paraffin wax therapy
  • Sensory integration training: improve sensations, touch, balance, and spatial awareness

Dignity Health offers complete occupational therapy, including orthopedic occupational therapy, in Arizona.