April is National Occupational Therapy Month
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and KSB is excited to celebrate the Occupational Therapy Services we offer and recognize our outstanding Occupational Therapy Team. Everyday our KSB Occupational Therapy team helps patients live their lives to the fullest. As Occupational Therapy practitioners, our team focuses on what matters to the patient not, what’s the matter with the patient.
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
– An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
– A customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
– An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
At KSB we are fortunate to have three occupational therapists and one occupational therapy assistant who all provide services to our inpatients, outpatients, and home health care patients.
Lisa Lindquist, COTA is an occupational therapy assistant, who has worked at KSB for over 19 years and assists patients in all treatment areas, including inpatient, outpatient, and home health care.
Heidi Grosnick, OTR/L is LANA certified in lymphedema therapy and has specialized in pediatrics, brachial plexus injuries, splint fabrication, and complete decongestive therapy for patients with lymphedema and chronic swelling.
Callie Toaso, OTR/L specializes in treating the pediatric population, working with kids who have autism, , sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.
Raul Beltran, OTR/L provides treatment in all service areas and in addition to being an occupational therapist with experience treating orthopedic and sports injuries. Raul also has a master’s degree in traditional Chinese Medicine.