Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapy takes into account your unique obstacles. At Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness located in Cary, North Carolina, speech-language pathologist Christina Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP, and her team provide occupation therapy to help you thrive during regular activities of daily life. Call the office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

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Frequently Ask Questions.

Occupational therapy helps individuals integrate back into everyday life following a physical injury or disability. These challenges result in a functional change of lifestyle and/or daily living and impacts one’s skills to perform tasks of living independently. 

An occupational therapist assists patients of all ages, including children with disabilities and the elderly who struggle with movement and dexterity problems. They use special equipment to improve their patients’ social, personal, academic, and vocational skills. 

In working with the elderly, the goal of an occupational therapist is to enable the patient to maintain as much independence as possible. Areas that occupational therapists address with older adults include:. 

Fall risk assessments

They can also assess if a patient can live at home independently.

Home modification assessments 

Your occupational therapist can recommend specific lifestyle changes as well to make your life at home more comfortable. 

How can occupational therapy help rehabilitate patients with injuries?

Occupational therapy can restore function to a maximum level, enabling you to return to your daily activities safely. Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness concentrates on pain management, correction of dysfunction, and physical reconditioning to prevent re-injury or a chronic problem through their occupational therapy services.

Common conditions that may benefit from occupational therapy include: 

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Weak upper body strength 
  • Declining cognitive function as it pertains to activities of daily living and routines

Your occupational therapist at Trinity Rehabilitation & Wellness designs a customized treatment plan based on individual factors, such as the cause of your pain, overall health and fitness level, your age, lifestyle, and other concerns. 

You may need occupational therapy to address issues such as: 

  • Problems self feeding 
  • Changes in upper body function
  • Difficulty with activities of daily living 
  • Hand coordination issues
  • Cognitive changes as they pertain to occupations or daily function and routines

Your provider gives you specific instructions for at-home care, such as exercises and stretches, changes to your home or work environment, or adjustments to other aspects of your lifestyle that will help improve your condition and reduce the risk of further injury.