Specialized therapeutic assistance to all individuals

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy offers specialized therapeutic assistance to individuals of all ages and stages of life who are facing social, developmental, physical, or emotional challenges. Our highly trained occupational therapists at Moreau Physical Therapy help children with disabilities participate fully in school, assist those recovering from injuries to regain work or life skills, and support older adults experiencing cognitive and physical changes. The goal of each treatment plan is to enhance the patient’s independence and overall well-being.

After a comprehensive evaluation, our occupational therapists develop a tailored plan to enhance, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills while increasing independence and participation in daily activities. This progress is accomplished through a variety of treatment techniques, such as:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy
  • Physical modalities
  • Environmental adaptation
  • Task modification
  • Skill education
  • And patient/family coaching
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Our occupational therapists assess each person’s situation, develop personalized treatment plans, and utilize these therapeutic techniques to address limitations and promote functional skills. By addressing physical, psychological, and environmental factors, we help individuals regain or develop the skills necessary for their daily lives, work, and leisure activities.

What Types Of Services Does Occupational Therapy Provide?

Occupational therapy offers a wide range of services to address each patient’s unique needs. At Moreau Physical Therapy, our therapists work with individuals who have physical disabilities or injuries, providing interventions to improve mobility, strength, coordination, and endurance. Some of the services offered in our occupational therapy program include:

  • Evaluation and assessment. Our occupational therapists conduct comprehensive evaluations to assess each patient’s functional abilities, strengths, challenges, and specific needs.
  • Assistive technology. Based on evaluation results, we recommend assistive devices and technologies that can support each individual’s daily activities. These devices may include wheelchairs, communication aids, computer adaptations, or other specialized equipment.
  • Treatment planning. We develop individualized treatment plans that outline specific goals—such as improving function when dressing, bathing, eating, and using the bathroom—and strategies to maximize functional independence. Treatment plans may include a customized blend of physical therapy exercises, sensory integration therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and other therapies.

In addition to these services, we provide guidance and education for family members and caregivers. We also perform progress evaluations to ensure goals are met and change the treatment plan when necessary.

A Holistic Approach to Recovery

Our occupational therapy practitioners adopt a holistic perspective, emphasizing the need to consider the patient’s well-being. We study their environment and encourage adaptations that cater to their unique needs, enabling them to live life to the fullest.

Moreover, we consider teamwork an integral component of effective treatment. We consider our patients as a part of our therapy team. This collaborative approach ensures that treatment is tailored, personalized, and effective.

Improve Daily Function With Occupational TherapyMoreau Physical Therapy offers occupational therapy at the following locations: Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Gonzales, Central, Walker, Zachary, Plaquemine, Lafayette, Carencro, Opelousas, and New Orleans. Contact your closest clinic location for an appointment or call us at 85-LIVE-MORE (855-483-6673) with any questions.