Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy program wants to help you regain “skills for the job of living.” We help our patients work toward leading independent and satisfying lives after an injury, crisis, or accident.

The Citizen’s Medical Center Occupational Therapy Program includes a comprehensive group of extensively trained professionals. These rehabilitation experts all work toward providing you with everything you need to restore function after an accident or injury.

Our program has been developed in accordance with the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.

Who Can Benefit From an Occupational Therapy Program?

If you have any of the following conditions, our occupational therapy program can help.

  • Work-related injuries, including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries
  • Limitations after a heart attack or stroke
  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
  • Birth injuries or developmental disabilities
  • Mental health or behavioral problems, including Alzheimer’s disease
  • Eating disorders or substance abuse
  • Burns, spinal cord injuries, amputations
  • Broken bones or other injuries related to falls, sports, or accidents
  • Vision or cognitive problems that threaten the ability to drive

Getting Started with Our Program

To use our services, we require a physician’s referral. Once you are admitted into the program, one of our experienced Occupational Therapists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation. He or she will work with you to develop treatment goals. These goals and your medical history will allow us to create a program that is uniquely tailored to your individual needs.

Your physician will receive periodic updates about your progress. We can also contact your insurance company to establish pre-certification for the program and ask about coverage before you begin the program.

Our Program

The ultimate goal of our program is to restore you to optimal function. We will work with you to improve your ability to perform daily activities, increasing your independence. We will also provide resources and education for your family members or other caregivers, if necessary.

Inpatient. The program begins with the inpatient stage. Your Occupational Therapist will direct and supervise your activity while you are in the hospital. He or she will also provide you with education and resources about our program, your condition, and the recovery process.

Outpatient. Offered either following the inpatient stage or as a “walk-in,” this stage includes the evaluation and development of your personalized program. During this stage, you will implement your program and work toward obtaining your highest level of function.

Maintenance. This optional ongoing program is available for those who have completed the outpatient portion of the program. This stage is for those who want to maintain the benefits that they achieved during the outpatient stage. We offer continuing exercise programs and education programs for a monthly fee.

For more information about Citizen’s HealthPlex Occupation Therapy Program, contact us by calling (361) 582-1109 or (361) 572-5030.