Occupational Therapy

Rehabilitation Services

With services tailored to individual needs of of both inpatients and outpatients, our partnership with Synertx allows us to offer innovative programs by a professional occupational therapist.

Occupational therapy is the use of purposeful activities to restore and maximize independence, prevent associated disability and maintain health. Procedures include the use of specific activities to improve or restore function (such as bathing, grooming and toileting), to compensate for dysfunction, or to minimize disability.

OT provides experience and practice with actual tasks to enable patients to participate to the fullest extent possible in activities in their daily living environment. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, adults with the following health issues may benefit from occupational therapy.

Work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries
Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
Birth injuries, learning problems, or developmental disabilities
Mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress
Problems with substance use or eating disorders
Burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations
Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, or accidents
Vision or cognitive problems that threaten the ability to drive

An Occupational Therapist will offer:

Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
Performance skills assessments and treatment
Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
Guidance to family members and caregivers.

Services are available at:

Curry General Hospital
94220 4th Street
Gold Beach, OR 97444
541.247.3070 (phone)
541.247.3115 (referral fax)

and in Brookings -
603 Hemlock, Suite 2D
Brookings, OR 97444
541.412.2093 (phone)