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
therapy services available to all Active Duty, Family Members, and
Retirees. Focused evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular-skeletal
conditions of the upper extremity.
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.
Made through TRICARE
Monday -Friday: 0730-1630