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Remote Occupational Therapy

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What you can expect during occupational therapy (OT) for cardiovascular rehab can vary depending on your specific condition and goals, but here’s a general overview:

Initial Assessment:
  • Your OT will likely start with a thorough evaluation to understand your functional limitations and how your vascular condition impacts your daily life.
  • This may involve discussing your medical history, observing your movement and skills, and performing specific tests to assess your strength, dexterity, cognitive abilities, and balance.
Treatment Focus:

Based on your assessment, your OT will develop a customized treatment plan focusing on areas where you need the most help. This could include:

  • Improving your ability to perform daily activities: This might involve practicing tasks like dressing, bathing, cooking, eating, and using the bathroom with adaptive equipment or modified techniques.
  • Managing pain and fatigue: Your OT can teach you strategies to manage pain, conserve energy, and complete tasks efficiently.
  • Protecting your skin: You may learn specialized skin care techniques and wear compression garments to prevent ulcers and infections.
  • Adapting your home environment: Your OT might recommend modifications to your home, such as grab bars, raised toilet seats, or shower chairs, to improve accessibility and safety.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation: If you have memory, attention, or problem-solving difficulties, your OT can provide exercises and strategies to improve these skills and help you manage your daily routine.
Treatment Activities:

You can expect to participate in various activities during your OT sessions, such as:

  • Adaptive equipment training: Learning how to use tools and aids that can make daily tasks easier, like dressing sticks, reachers, or special utensils.
  • Strength and dexterity exercises: These exercises can help improve your hand and arm function, making it easier to perform tasks independently.
  • Balance and coordination training: This can help prevent falls and improve your overall stability.
  • Education and counseling: Your OT will provide information and guidance on managing your condition, preventing complications, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Overall, your OT will work closely with you to set realistic goals, monitor your progress, and adjust your treatment plan as needed. They will also provide support and encouragement as you regain your independence and improve your quality of life.

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