Occupational Therapy | Fort Dodge, Iowa

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Skills for the Job of Living

Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives. Services at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center and Highland Park Center typically include:

  • Treatment programs to improve your ability to perform daily activities called ADLs 
  • Home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Hand therapy 
  • Lymphedema therapy to improve circulation and reduce swelling
  • Low vision therapy
  •  Stroke rehabilitation

Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants at Trinity are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and physiological effects of illness and injury.

Who Benefits From Occupational Therapy?

A wide variety of people can benefit from occupational therapy, including those with:

  • Arms and hand injuries
  • Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis or other serious chronic conditions
  • Birth injuries, learning problems or developmental disabilities
  • Mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress
  • Problems with substance use or eating disorders
  • Burns, spinal cord injuries or amputations
  • Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries or accidents
  • Vision or cognitive problems that threaten their ability to drive
  • Work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries