Occupational Therapy Specialists

NJ Spine and Wellness -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

NJ Spine and Wellness

Sports Medicine Multi-Specialty Group located in East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan & Old Bridge, NJ

Occupational therapy can be vital to your overall physical and mental well-being when undergoing rehabilitation after an illness or injury. If you're struggling to function normally, NJ Spine and Wellness offers exceptional occupational therapy at their locations in Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Freehold, and Matawan, New Jersey, to help you get better faster. Their skilled occupational therapists create customized treatment plans to ensure that you gain independence in your day-to-day life. Call the NJ Spine and Wellness office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Occupational Therapy Q & A

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy helps you gain independence and maximize your quality of life through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

If you suffer from an injury, illness, or chronic pain and lack of normal function that prevents you from performing everyday tasks, occupational therapy can help you learn to adapt.

The NJ Spine and Wellness occupational therapy team specializes in interventions that include assisting people recovering from brain injuries and strokes, providing support for older adults going through physical and cognitive changes, and helping children who have disabilities to participate in daily activities.

Using the skills you learn with the occupational therapy team at NJ Spine and Wellness can help improve the way you perform at work, college, school, and at home.

What Conditions Can Occupational Therapy Help With?

Occupational therapy can help with most neuromusculoskeletal disorders, including:

  • Neurological Conditions: The NJ Spine and Wellness team works with patients recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and degenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Hand Injuries: Occupational therapy can help with common hand disorders such as arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger or thumb, finger fractures, Dupuytren's contracture, and distal radius fractures. They also help patients with lateral epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) and medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
  • Developmental Delay: Occupational therapy can improve motor skills, cognition, communication, sensory processing, and play skills for children who have developmental delays. The goal is to enhance children's development, minimize developmental delay, and help families meet the unique needs of their infants and toddlers.
  • Spinal Injury: Occupational therapy can help facilitate rehabilitation for people with spinal injuries. Treatment also supports patients with reducing barriers and helps them gain independence.
  • Chronic Pain: Occupational therapy plays a vital role in helping patients with chronic pain problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain to learn how to manage tasks that don’t worsen the pain.


What Techniques Does Occupational Therapy Use?

The techniques your occupational therapist at NJ Spine and Wellness uses depends on which areas you're having problems with. The goal is to increase your independence so you can perform your routine daily tasks.

They might show you how to move differently to accomplish tasks like putting your socks on or making the bed or work on range of motion, strengthening, and visual perceptual exercises.

They can also perform treatments like upper extremity splinting. You might need a splint after an injury or surgery, or to help with conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. It can support, immobilize, and protect your arm or hand and encourage healing.

To benefit from expert occupational therapy and live a more rewarding life, call NJ Spine and Wellness or book an appointment online today.