Occupational Therapy

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Turn to Pella Regional Health Center if you or a loved one need help to improve your ability to complete everyday tasks at home or work. Increase your independence and gain life skills through occupational therapy right here in central and southeast Iowa.

What’s Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a treatment method that assists you in learning new skills, regaining abilities, or maintaining life and work skills. Occupational therapists help you to improve your motor functions, reasoning abilities, and teach you new ways to do daily activities so you can live as independently as possible.

Conditions We Treat

Achieve your best possible outcome when recovering from many health conditions through occupational therapy. Rely on our expertise if you have trouble completing daily tasks due to conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Joint conditions or replacement
  • Low vision
  • Lymphedema
  • Mental or behavioral health issues
  • Neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and stroke
  • Poor balance
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Surgery recovery

Testing & Treatments

Get access to a variety of services that can make your recovery easier. Occupational therapy care and treatment at Pella Regional includes:

  • Cognitive testing
  • Hand and wrist therapy
  • Low vision aids
  • Pediatric rehabilitation therapies
  • Splints and braces, both premade and custom
  • Wheelchair positioning and fitting

Home Assessments

If your care started in the hospital, make sure your recovery can safely continue at home. Work with your occupational therapist to find ways to adjust your home environment to fit your needs. You’ll benefit from home modifications that make it easier for you to move around and perform daily activities.

Lymphedema Therapy

Depend on our certified lymphedema therapists to help manage your condition. You may benefit from treatment options, including manual therapy, exercise programs and compression garments.

Safe Driving Skills Assessment

Get an evaluation from a trained occupational therapist to determine your ability to drive safely. Partner with your therapist to make sure you have all the skills you need to get back on the road and maintain your independence. We’ll test your:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Divided attention skills
  • Functional strength and motion range
  • General cognitive function and safety
  • Reaction time
  • Vision

Call 641-628-6623 to schedule an appointment with Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at Pella Regional's locations. Or ask your doctor for a referral. 

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