Occupational Therapy
Performance of Everyday Activities can greatly impact Living Life Well.

Improving daily living and work skills helps improve quality of life one day at a time.

Occupational Therapy combines assessment and treatment to develop, recover or maintain daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or cognitive disorder.

Based on restoring and maintaining the ability to perform meaningful activities of daily life, the goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable and encourage participation in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions. Therapists help individuals find their way back to being themselves again to live independent, productive and satisfying lives.

Treatment programs often focus on:

  • Use of Hands and Fingers
  • Coordination of Movement
  • Self-Help Skills – such as Dressing, Eating and Grooming
  • Sensory and Perceptual Motor Integration

Occupational Therapists at The Continuum are highly-skilled professional with extensive backgrounds and training in human growth and development, with special emphasis on social, emotional and physiological effects of illness and injury. Our holistic approach takes into consideration not only individual abilities, but also tasks to be performed and the environment in which they take place.

Every client receives an individualized evaluation, leading to a differential diagnosis and personalized plan of treatment. With the extensive range of services offered by The Continuum, we are able to assemble a strong team to assess progress and determine program modifications.

The impressive roster of Occupational Therapy programs at The Continuum helps both adults and children improve developmental and physical skills.

A Synergistic and Supportive Approach

By assessing individual needs, the Occupational Therapists at The Continuum are able to develop customized programs focused on helping individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Programs are managed in tandem with other therapies, physicians and family/caregivers, in support of many avenues of healing.

Therapists also work internally with the full spectrum of The Continuum’s therapy professionals, affording clients the benefits of additional programs contained without our range of treatment capabilities.

Our approach to effective Occupational Therapy blends expertise with creative solutions and innovative alternatives to the goal of restoring confidence in life capability skills.

Specialty Programs

Occupational Therapy – The Continuum’s Occupational Therapy Team has also developed these Specialty Programs.

Sensory Integration Therapy

Addresses conditions related to coordination, sensory stimulation, activity level and behavior. Detects disruption with regard to changed in movement and gravity that are normally identified by the nervous system.

Issues Helped by Sensory Integration Therapy

Home Safety Evaluations, Education and Training

Assesses needs to function within home environments, despite injuries, illnesses and disabilities that threaten independence. See also MOD Squad Home Safety.

Pre-Driving Assessment and Training

Determines whether a person should continue to drive while identifying possible problem areas that may include:

  • Cognition and Reaction Time
  • Driving Knowledge and Safety Awareness
  • Hearing
  • Sensation and Coordination
  • Strength, Range of Motion and Balance
  • Visual Acuity and Visual Perception Skills

Once problem areas are identified, Occupational Therapists develop programs to potentially remediate or compensate for these limitations. If results suggest that driving is not a safe activity, resources and alternatives for community mobility are explored.

Meet Our Team

Jacob Abell, MS, OTR/L

Jacob Abell, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Jacob is from Turlock, CA and completed his undergraduate degree in Community Health Sciences…
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Mary Palmer, MS, OTR/L

Mary Palmer, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Mary was born and raised in Stockbridge, Georgia, and graduated with her Master’s Degree…
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