Occupational Therapy Specialist

Back To Health Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Specialists located in Newkirk, Sheepshead Bay, and Midwood, Brooklyn, NY.

If you’re struggling to handle everyday tasks due to an illness or injury, your physician may refer you to occupational therapy. Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy, with four locations throughout Brooklyn, New York, is the leading center for occupational therapy in the area and has certified hand therapists on staff to provide skilled hand therapy. To schedule an appointment at the Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Ditmas Park, or Bensonhurst office, call today or use the online booking button.

Occupational Therapy Q & A

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a form of therapy focused on improving independence with activities of daily living for people with injuries or disabilities who struggle with everyday tasks, such as brushing their teeth, typing on a keyboard, or driving a car. At Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy, the occupational therapists treat physical problems that affect your ability to perform daily tasks that affect your upper extremities, which includes your hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

The therapists at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy hold advanced degrees and participate in regular training so they’re continuously improving their skills so they can provide you with the most effective treatments. The occupational therapists provide expert care to patients of all ages, including pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

What types of conditions can occupational therapy treat?

The occupational therapists at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy treat a range of conditions that affect the upper extremities. Many of these conditions develop from overuse.

Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff injury or shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve entrapment

The skilled occupational therapists also provide specialized rehabilitation services if you’ve experienced any injury that affects your hand, elbow, wrist, or shoulder, as well as expert care for neck conditions such as whiplash.

What is a certified hand therapist?

A hand therapist is a physical or occupational therapist who has received additional training so that they can provide the special care you need if you have an injury or disability that affects your upper extremity. Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy has certified hand therapists on staff, which means they have a minimum of three years of experience, plus 4,000 hours of hand therapy treatment.

The certified hand therapists at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy provide an accurate assessment and highly targeted treatment plan so that you can get back to doing the things you enjoy as quickly as possible.

What can I expect during occupational therapy treatment?

When you come in for occupational or hand therapy at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy, you can expect to be spending a lot of one-on-one time with your therapist. Your therapist creates an individualized treatment plan for you to help you gain the most benefits in the shortest amount of time. Your therapist also creates a home exercise program for you to follow to help you maintain the improvements you make during therapy.

To support the healing process, your occupational therapy may include Kinesio® Taping, a therapeutic treatment that uses a flexible tape to ease pain and support your joints and muscles without impeding mobility.

For expert occupational therapy, call Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy today or schedule an appointment at your preferred location using the online booking tool.