30 Sweet Years

Therapeutic / Rehabilitation Services in El Paso, TX

The following are a few examples of conditions and injuries of the upper extremity (i.e., hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder girdle, rotator cuff, multiple joints) that are treated by occupational therapy practitioners.

  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Crush injuries or trauma
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Ligament injury and instability
  • Muscle strains, tears, and avulsions
  • Tendon injuries and conditions (e.g., lacerations, tendonitis, ruptures)
  • Nerve injuries and conditions (e.g., neuropathies, palsies, nerve repair)
  • Pain (e.g., complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia)
  • Replantation and revascularization
  • Wounds and scars
  • Thermal and electrical injuries
  • Neuromuscular pathologies

Occupational therapy interventions are designed to meet individual client needs and may include the following as part of a comprehensive plan of care:

  • Therapeutic activities
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Orthosis design, fabrication, fitting, and training
  • Joint protection and/or energy modification in home, work, school, or leisure activities
  • Sensory re-education
  • Mirror therapy
  • Scar management
  • Pain management
  • Work conditioning or work hardening
  • Training in activities of daily living and adaptive or assistive devices
  • Education for post-surgical or post-injury safety, including sensory loss