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Getting Back to Life's Daily Activities - Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) are educated, licensed health care professionals who help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do in their everyday life. Our occupational therapists will help you get back to your daily activities like bathing, dressing, doing things around the house or out in the community. If you are impaired by normal aging, illness, injury or a developmental disability, we can help. Occupational therapists use a holistic approach in which you are an integral part of the therapy team. We will evaluate you and your environment, and work with you to create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. We use goal-directed activities that promote independence and prevention of disability. Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, cognitive assessment, guidance and education for family members and caregivers. We will work with you to get you back to life to the fullest.

Occupational Therapy Services in the Hospital

We provide occupational therapy services for patients hospitalized at Northfield Hospital. Hospital patients can experience numerous complications related to their medical conditions and/or the surgeries they have had. Occupational therapy plays an important role in facilitating early mobilization, restoring function, preventing further decline, and coordinating care, including transition and discharge planning. Occupational therapy in the hospital may include:

  • Activities of daily living assessment
  • Adaptive equipment assessment and training
  • Assist in discharge planning and transition to home
  • Cognitive/Perceptual assessment and retraining
  • Education in post-surgical protocols and precautions
  • Fall prevention
  • Home exercise program development
  • Improving eye-hand coordination
  • Recovery from injury, surgery or illness
  • Strategies for short-term memory loss
  • Strengthening and reconditioning

Occupational Therapy Services at Home

If you are home bound and need occupational therapy at home, we can help.  Our home care occupational therapy services are coordinated through either Northfield Home Care , a service of Northfield Hospital or Rice County Home Care

Services we offer:

  • Activities of daily living assessment
  • Adaptive equipment assessment and training
  • Cognitive/Perceptual assessment and retraining
  • Fall prevention
  • Home exercise program development
  • Home safety assessment
  • Instruction in self-care activities
  • Wheelchair assessment

Care Team - Top Doctors & Providers

Corwine-Frame, Laurie, OTR/L, CLT

Hand Therapy, Lymphedema, Occupational Therapy
Locations
Rehabilitation Services – Northfield
(507) 646-8800
Rehabilitation Services – Lakeville
(952) 985-2020

Friedrich, Patty, OT

Occupational Therapy
Locations
Rehabilitation Services – Northfield
(507) 646-8800

Heimer, Kathy, OTR/L, CHT

Hand Therapy, Occupational Therapy
Locations
Rehabilitation Services – Northfield
(507) 646-8800

Lathrop, Kathy, OT

Occupational Therapy
Locations
Rehabilitation Services – Northfield
(507) 646-8800
Northfield Hospital
(507) 646-1000
Northfield Home Care
(507) 646-1457

Thone, Melissa, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy
Locations
Northfield Hospital
(507) 646-1000

Wirfs, Sheila, OT

Occupational Therapy
Locations
Northfield Hospital
(507) 646-1000

Locations

Northfield Home Care

Phone:
(507) 646-1457
Fax:
(507) 646-1395
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address:
1604 Riverview Lane, Northfield, Minnesota 55057

Northfield Hospital

Phone:
(507) 646-1000
Fax:
(507) 646-1481
Hours:
24 hour services
Address:
2000 North Avenue, Northfield, Minnesota 55057

Rehabilitation Services – Lakeville

Phone:
(952) 985-2020
Fax:
(952) 985-2025
Hours:
Mon, Wed: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tues, Thurs: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Address:
9913 214th Street West, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Rehabilitation Services – Northfield

Phone:
(507) 646-8800
Fax:
(507) 646-8801
Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Address:
1381 Jefferson Road, Northfield, Minnesota 55057