Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Regain your independence with occupational therapy
Sports injuries, trauma and work-related injuries can cause pain and other symptoms that make it difficult for you to carry out your regular activities. Through Goshen Rehabilitation, the specialists at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can coordinate with your occupational therapy (OT) team to help you restore function, achieve independence and return to your favorite activities. We're dedicated to getting you back to doing the things you enjoy. That's why we conveniently offer OT in Goshen, Nappanee and Syracuse, IN.
With complete orthopedic care – including advanced imaging, leading-edge assistive devices and diverse pain management options – your treatment team can help you reach your goals. Call (574) 534-2548 to schedule an appointment.
Do I need outpatient orthopedic occupational therapy?
When your musculoskeletal system – including your bones, joints and muscles – suffers trauma, orthopedic occupational therapy can help you continue daily activities while you heal. After a work-related injury, you may need OT to help you continue your previous job with less difficulty. Chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also cause limited mobility because of stiffness and pain.
Your doctor may recommend occupational therapy to help you recover after experiencing:
- Injury or fractures of elbow, wrist or hand
- Hand, wrist or elbow conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis elbow or Golfer’s elbow
- Joint replacement or Spinal surgery
Ask your doctor how outpatient orthopedic OT can benefit you.
What to expect from outpatient occupational therapy
Before you begin OT, your occupational therapist at Goshen Rehabilitation will perform a thorough assessment to determine your unique needs and goals. We are dedicated to providing 1:1 clinician-to-patient sessions during your recovery process.
To help improve function of both your fine and gross motor skills, your OT treatment may include:
- Assistive device – such as custom splints, braces and reachers
- Exercise to improve range of motion, strength and function
- Work modifications, including teaching you elbow, wrist and hand joint protection strategies
- Pain, inflammation and joint treatments, such as manual therapy, exercise, use of heat/cold and/or modalities
Throughout your treatment, your therapist will evaluate your progress and suggest changes as needed.
You can trust our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, orthopedic doctors and occupational therapists to work together in one location to create a treatment plan that's just for you. Call (574) 534-2548 to schedule an appointment.