Occupational Therapy

When you have a serious illness or injury, medically based or rehabilitative occupational therapy services may be provided. Our services improve your health, well-being, functional abilities and independence by emphasizing:

  • Physical skills to increase movement, strength, and/or coordination.
  • Adaptive, age-appropriate skills necessary to live independently and function safely and appropriately in daily life.
  • Cognitive abilities.
  • Sensorimotor skills.
  • Visual motor and perceptual skills.
  • Social and interpersonal skills.

Our occupational therapists will create a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs by:

  • Collaborating with other health care professionals to identify your needs.
  • Identifying and changing or overcoming barriers that interfere with, restrict or inhibit your functional performance.
  • Teaching you modeling skills and strategies to extend therapeutic intervention.
  • Adapting activities, materials and environmental conditions so you can participate in activities.

We work with patients who are staying in the hospital (inpatients) and with people who are not hospitalized (outpatients). Conditions that may benefit from occupational therapy include:

  • Hand/wrist pain.
  • Elbow pain/tendonitis.
  • Splinting/bracing for arm and wrist injuries.
  • Rehab following surgery/broken bones.
  • Functional training for self-care.
  • Wheelchair fitting and setup.
  • Scooter setup/assessment.
  • Strength and balance issues, including:
    • Stroke.
    • Parkinsons.
    • Nerve injuries.
    • Multiple Sclerosis.

Our Team

Occupational therapists are licensed professionals. We complete continuing education units (CEUs) regularly as part of our license requirements. We also attend departmental education training opportunities throughout the year.

Our occupational therapy service is part of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Contact Us

Community HealthCare System

Occupational Therapy

Centralia: 785-857-3508
Frankfort: 785-292-4615
Holton: 785-364-3205
Onaga: 785-889-4274
St. Marys: 785-437-3768

For Scheduling Services, simply contact:
Patient Access Services
785-889-4272, ext. 2102 or 1-800-889-4274