Ireland Army Community Hospital
Ireland Army Community Hospital
 ACCESS TO CARE LINK TO AN EXTERNAL SITE
    IRACH ATC STANDARDS
 
    APPOINTMENTS
    BENEFITS
    DIRECTORY
    ENROLLMENTS
    PATIENT SERVICES
    SERVICE CENTER
    TRICARE NORTH
    ABOUT US
    ACCESS TO CARE
    APLSS SURVEY
    COMMANDERS STAFF TOWN HALL
    CONTACT US
    DIRECTIONS AND MAPS
    EXTERNAL LINKS POLICY
    FOR SOLDIERS
    ICE EVALUATIONS
    MEDICAL POSTING DISCLAIMER
    PATIENT SAFETY/QUALITY OF CARE
    PATIENTS RIGHTS
    PRIVACY NOTICE
    PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
    VISITORS POLICY
    WEB ACCESSIBILITY
    APPOINTMENT CENTER
    HEALTH BENEFITS OFFICE
    NEWCOMERS
    PATIENT ADMINISTRATION
    PATIENT REPRESENTATIVE
    REGISTRATION
    WTU OMBUDSMAN
    ALLERGY & IMMUNIZATION
    ARMY HEARING & AUDIOLOGY
    BARIATRIC SURGERY PROGRAM
    BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
    CENTRAL EXAMS
    CHIROPRACTIC
    DERMATOLOGY CLINIC
    DIABETIC EDUCATION
    EDUCATIONAL/DEV. INTERVENTION SERVICES
    EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
    ENT CLINIC
    LABOR & DELIVERY
    MAMMOGRAPHY
    MEDICAL SPECIALTY CLINICS
    MEDICAL SURGERY UNIT
    MILITARY READINESS CLINIC
    NEUROLOGY/TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CLINIC
    NURSING SERVICES
    OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY
    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
    OPHTHALMOLOGY
    OPTOMETRY
    ORTHOPEDICS
    PATHOLOGY DEPT
    PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES
    PEDIATRIC CARE CLINIC
    PHYSICAL THERAPY
    PRE-OP SAME DAY SURGERY
    RADIOLOGY
    RESPIRATORY THERAPY
    WOMENS HEALTH
    ATTERBURY TROOP CLINIC
    MCCOY TROOP CLINIC
    NELSON TMC
    ROCK ISLAND CLINIC
    EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
    EMS/AMBULANCE
    DENTAC
    FT KNOX RED CROSS
    RELAY HEALTH
    SRP
    VA CLINIC
    VENTAC / VETCOM
    Chaplains Office
    COLD WEATHER SAFETY
    COMMUNITY HEALTH
    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
    FAMILY READINES GROUP
    FLU PREVENTION
    BARBER SHOP
    PHARMACY INFORMATION
    WARRIOR TRANSITION BATTALION
    NUTRITIONAL CARE
    WEEKLY MENU
    EXTERNAL LINKS
    DOCUMENT LIBRARY
    FOIA Officer
 
Image of the iSalute Program logo

MORE INFORMATION

<- GO BACK

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Contrast Baths

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

DeQuervains Tenosynovitis

Dupuytrens Contracture

Ganglion Cysts

Homemade Heat & Ice Treatments

Lateral Epicondylitis

Medial Epicondylitis

Median Nerve Gliding Exercises

Tendon Gliding Exercises

Trigger Finger-Thumb

GOVERNMENT LINKS

DOD ERGONOMICS WORKING GROUP

NIAMS - National Inst. Of Arthritis & Skin Diseases

CIVILIAN LINKS

AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND

ERGONOMIC STRETCHES AND TIPS

HAND UNIVERSITY

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation service for individuals with illnesses or injuries that prevent full participation in daily life activities, vocational (work) tasks, and leisure interests.

The Occupational Therapy Clinic treats more than just work-related injuries. OT defines "occupation" as "any purposeful activity". Therefore, the clinic treats injuries that relate to work, leisure and basic tasks you complete everyday.

The occupational therapist helps return patients back to purposeful activity after physical injuries or psychological difficulties by helping them acquire or rebuild skills. The clinic at Ireland Army Community Hospital specializes in helping Soldiers/beneficiaries rehabilitate from upper extremity injuries or disabilities, including injuries to the upper arm, elbow, wrist, or hand.

Army occupational therapists also serve in a physician extender role by providing initial screenings and evaluations to diagnose problems in the upper extremity and then treat and follow that patient until sufficiently healed. The occupational therapist can order a variety of radiographic evaluations, prescribe non-steroidal medication, and write one-month temporary profiles.

The occupational therapist can also consult with other specialty services to recommend the most appropriate treatment for individual patients.

Occupational therapy services available to all Active Duty, Family Members, and Retirees. Focused evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular-skeletal conditions of the upper extremity.

Custom and pre-fabricated splinting available.

Arthritis management and education offered.

Due to size constraints of the clinic, services related to outpatient pediatric OT services and stroke rehabilitation are limited but can be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Appointments
Made through TRICARE
1-800-538-9552.

Location

First Floor

Hours
Monday -Friday: 0730-1630
 
Ireland Army Community Hospital