Activities of Daily Living

As a holistic, evidence-based profession, occupational therapy’s approach to rehabilitation goes beyond addressing upper extremity injuries in isolation to include the whole person and his or her functional needs and roles in all the appropriate environments. Occupational therapy practitioners also work closely with surgeons or treating physicians to ensure the most favorable therapeutic outcomes. Teton Physical Therapy and Rehabilitations occupational therapy team assists in the evaluation and improvement of the patients in developing the skills to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal, day-to-day activity, such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, doing housework and managing personal business. These skills that affect one’s ability to perform functional tasks are often referred to as activities of daily living (ADLs) or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) Occupational Therapists assess and address the various components and tasks that make up a client’s day. Therapy may include the following:


  • Exercises related to activities and function of the upper body
  • Training to improve self-care, dressing and activities of daily living
  • Training to improve medication and money management and IADL’s
  • Assessment for visual and spatial impairment
  • Energy conservation measures for improved endurance
  • Home improvements for safety and increased independence
  • Training on the use of adaptive equipment to improve independence and safety during daily life tasks (e.g. tub chair, raised toilet seat, reacher, sock aide, etc.) as needed.
  • Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments
  • Community living skills such as: The use of public transportation

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