Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, has a team of occupational therapists who work closely with orthopedic physicians to help patients return to their daily activities or work after an injury and to prevent injuries from reoccurring.
What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists help patients of all ages perform their daily tasks. These might be related to the motions of day-to-day, like getting dressed or brushing teeth, or they might be connected to job functionality, like operating machinery or using a computer. Patients see occupational therapists when they’re recovering from an injury or surgery, and our occupational therapists at Coordinated Health specialize in treating patients with hand, wrist, and elbow injuries as well as helping people return to work.
Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy
Physical therapists also work with people recovering from injuries or surgery, but their focus is on getting people back in motion, rather than performing daily or work-related tasks. For example, a patient may see a physical therapist to practice walking after a knee replacement or regain strength after an injury.
Some patients may see a physical therapist in addition to an occupational therapist, but some may only need one or the other.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
- Better recovery from repetitive stress injuries
- Improved mobility and function
- Improved ability to perform daily tasks at home or work
Services & Conditions
- Hand & wrist specialists
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Workplace injuries