Sometimes even normal, everyday activities can be difficult if they are painful, or if you are recovering People of all ages and conditions can benefit from Occupational Therapy,from an injury or if you have a particular disability. Our Occupational Therapy staff members work with people of all ages to develop solutions for self care, work and play activities that increase independence and help prevent disability. The adaptation of a task or a change in the environment can help make everyday life a little easier.
People of all ages and conditions can benefit from Occupational Therapy, including:
People with work related injuries
People who have had a stroke or heart attack
People with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or other chronic, progressive diseases
Infants and children with birth injuries, learning disabilities or developmental disabilities
People with burns, spinal cord injuries, head injuries or amputations
People with broken bones or other injuries from sports, falls or accidents
People with Lymphedema
Therapy visits focus on education and safety awareness in the home/work environment. Therapy plans combine both the development and implementation of a customized home exercise program.
In addition to our main campus in Staples, Outpatient Physical Therapy services are offered at our clinic locations in Pillager, Motley and Browerville. Occupational Therapy services are also available at the Browerville clinic.
Lakewood Health System Occupational Therapist, Kimberly Becker, is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).
Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often the extremitiesLymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often the extremities. Lymphedema may be present at birth or develop later in life, and is often the result of surgery or radiation therapy for cancer. Once present, this chronic and progressive condition will not disappear by itself.
There is no cure for Lymphedema. Therefore, the goal of the therapy is to reduce the swelling and to maintain the reduction. For the majority of the patients this can be achieved by the skillful application of this therapy, which is safe, reliable and non-invasive.
For further information, please contact Lakewood Health System’s Rehabilitation Department at 218-894-8427.