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Occupational Therapy

We specialize in a variety of helpful fields.

Occupational Therapy for:

  • Auto Injuries
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Pre and Post-surgical conditions
  • Shoulder and Arm
  • Work Injuries
  • Stroke rehab
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sensory processing challenges
  • Multiple sclerosis

Occupational therapists or OTs help people of all ages to participate in the things they want and need to do. They use everyday activities or occupations as the basis of therapy (including but not limited to leisure activities, job tasks, self care tasks, or care-giving tasks). Occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments including home, work, school, and community. They addresses the physical, psychological, cognitive, and cultural aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation. In order to promote physical and emotional health and wellness, OTs are trained to look at each person and their lifestyle comprehensively. This includes assessing their roles, routines, daily activities, and habits as well as identifying barriers to normal function in each individual’s daily life. Occupational therapists then develop and implement a customized treatment plan based on each individual’s goals and barriers, with the purpose of helping each person increase their functional performance in that person’s valued daily activities.

Typical occupational therapy interventions include helping children with challenges or disabilities to participate fully in school, play, or self care activities and develop age appropriate social skills; helping people recovering from injury or a debilitating event to return to their prior level of function; and providing support for older adults who are experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapists help people of all ages with developmental delays.

Hand therapy is the specialty that addresses injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.  Hand therapists work in close conjunction with physicians and surgeons to determine readiness for best success. Services are provided by Certified Hand Therapists who have extensive training and experience in the field of hand therapy. CHT’s are Occupational Therapists or Physical Therapists who have successfully achieved Hand Therapy Certification.

OUR APPROACH

At Capstone, we offer occupational therapy services for people of all ages with a wide variety of challenges. Our OTs specialize in rehabilitation for injuries of the upper extremity; pediatric therapy; neurological disability management; and work rehabilitation.

Occupational therapists are trained to use a variety of techniques including pediatric developmental treatment, functional training/ retraining for daily activities, manual therapy, strengthening and exercise, pain management, instruction in ergonomics, body mechanics, and joint and injury prevention. Your occupational therapist is an educated medical professional that has completed advance levels of education (masters or doctoral degree), has passed a national board certification exam, and is licensed to practice occupational therapy in Washington state.