HealthPoint Occupational Therapy
The occupational therapy delivered at HealthPoint aims to help those who have experienced a change in their ability to perform self-care, homemaking, work or leisure tasks due to neurological, orthopedic, or other disease-related issues.
Therapists will identify patient goals following a thorough initial evaluation and work with the patient to develop an intensive, individualized treatment program to meet these goals. Successfully regaining lost skills will provide greater independence and an improved quality of life for our patients and their loved ones.
Our occupational therapy services include:
A certified hand therapist has a minimum of five years of experience and specializes in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, stroke, accident, or trauma.
Our therapists can help you with pain management, nerve desensitization, sensory reeducation, conditioning, home exercise programs, splint fabrication, and the retraining of performance in daily life skills.
Whether you are experiencing increased swelling in your extremities as the result of cancer treatment or another condition, our therapists have the skills necessary to help you control and manage the problem.
Our therapists can help with exercises, massotherapy, and wrapping to bring down the swelling. We can fit you with the right type of compression garments and teach proper skin care, as well as additional precautions that can help you quickly resume your normal activities.
Our therapists are skilled in constructing specialized splints, which are vital to the success of rehabilitation after many injuries and surgical treatments. Splints are used to immobilize the area and correct/prevent deformity to ensure proper healing and function.
Meet the HealthPoint Occupational Therapy Team
Our staff is comprised of board-certified specialists and therapists with advanced credentials. Many of our staff members have presented at national conferences and are very involved in the latest research to improve patient outcomes.
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Sarah received her bachelor of science in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University in 1983. She has over 16 years’ experience in the treatment of neurological and orthopedic injuries with a strong interest in stroke rehabilitation. Sarah currently works on the inpatient rehabilitation floor at WCH. Her interests outside of work include gardening, spending time with family and traveling to new places.
Upon graduating from Stark State College in 2007 with an associate’s degree in applied science in occupational therapy technology, Diane started working at Wooster Community Hospital. She enjoys working with a wide range of patients and has training in acute care, orthopedics, and pediatrics in various settings.
Michelle is a 2001 graduate of Cleveland State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, and has been a part of Wooster Community Hospital ever since. In 2005, she became certified in aquatic therapy. She has special interest in working with traumatic head injuries and sport injuries. She is a versatile therapist, working with orthopedic, neuromuscular, pediatric, and cancer patients. She is a member of the WCH cancer committee. Shelley and her family enjoy camping, hiking, and biking.
Stacey graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She began working at Wooster Community Hospital in 2005. Her special interests include working with patients in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She enjoys helping people regain independence carrying out their daily activities for a safe return home. She lives in Wooster with her husband and three kids and enjoys vacations at the beach.
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For more information about the occupational therapy services provided at HealthPoint, Wooster Community Hospital’s health and wellness facility, call (330) 202-3300.