Occupational Therapy (OT) is dedicated to improving the skills required
for the "job" of everyday living. As a result of injury, declining
health, congenital disorders or acquired illnesses, these everyday jobs
may become difficult for an individual to accomplish. OT works with the
patient to restore functional abilities such as dressing, grooming, meal
preparation, return to leisure activities and return to work. It may require
a different method but maximizing independence in these everyday jobs
is the goal of OT. Services are provided at Titusville Area Hospital (TAH)
for inpatients and outpatients, pediatrics to geriatrics. An evaluation
leads to an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Typical Diagnoses Treated Through OT include:
Neurological – Stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis,
pediatric cerebral palsy, developmental delay, autism / autistic spectrum disorders
Orthopedic – Hip fracture, hip / knee replacement, hand injuries,
cumulative trauma disorders
Other – Arthritis, debilitation following chemo / renal disease,
decreased health following prolonged illness / hospitalization
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a physician referral for occupational therapy?
Yes, a physician or a physician extender must refer you for occupational therapy.
I am retired, why do I need occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy addresses the jobs we do each day as part of living,
from getting out of bed, to getting dressed, to getting back into bed
at the end of the day. All of these activities are the jobs of everyday living.
Why OT for a child?
Every child has an occupation or job. A child's occupation is to grow,
learn, do schoolwork and play. OT helps children who have a physical,
sensory, or cognitive disability carry out everyday activities like putting
on shoes, socks and brushing their teeth. Some occupational therapists
help kids create alternate ways to play popular games they might miss
out on because of their illness or injury. Many work with kids who need
help with their handwriting or in developing learning strategies to help
them remain focused in class and get their homework done.
TAH Occupational Therapy Services is located at Titusville Area Hospital,
406 W. Oak Street in Titusville. For more information or to schedule an
appointment call (814) 827-1851. Office hours are Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.