Three image collage of physical therapists helping patients with their arm, knee and walking.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients to participate in the activities of everyday life including work, leisure, self-care, and daily household activities. Our goal is to meet the specific needs of the patient and improve their overall quality of life. Our occupational therapists work with patients of all ages across their lifespan.

Common diagnoses treated:

  • Orthopedic issues
  • Developmental delays and disabilities
  • Limitations caused by stroke, heart attack or injury
  • Arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis
  • Sports-related injuries and accidents
  • Physical limitations caused by disease

Occupational therapy services include:

  • Adaptive eating/dressing aids
  • Activities of daily living and retraining (ADLs)
  • Home Management and the care of others
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Energy conservation/Work simplification
  • Improving and restoring attention span, memory & problem solving ability
  • Stroke Rehab/Muscle Reeducation
  • Splinting - Static and dynamic splinting to prevent contractures or improve function
  • Upper extremity functional skills - improve range of movement, strength-coordination
  • Energy conservation/Work simplification

Our therapists are Saeboflex certified technicians in the revolutionary new arm training program for individuals suffering from a neurological injury, such as stroke. For more information on this revolutionary treatment program see

Hand Therapy

The McLeod Seacoast hand rehabilitation center is clinically staffed with specialized hand therapists that help determine and address a variety of upper extremity conditions like:

  • Edema (swelling)
  • Ensation Deficits
  • Tissue Damage
  • Loss of Motion
  • Loss of Muscle Strength
  • Loss of Hand and Upper Extremity Functioning
  • Difficulty with Coordination
  • Pain
  • The Need for Prosthetic Training
  • The Need for Splinting

When working with your therapist, a thorough evaluation will be completed to determine the areas that have been affected by your injury or condition. The evaluation includes a musculoskeletal, sensory and strength examination to establish a baseline functional status.

Common diagnoses treated:

  1. Carpal Tunnel
  2. Arthritic Conditions
  3. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  4. Hand or Upper Extremity Pain/Weakness
  5. Hand or Upper Extremity Injuries/Wounds
  6. Rotator Cuff Injuries/Repairs
  7. Wrist, Finger, Arm, Shoulder Fractures
  8. Sprains/Strains
  9. Repetitive Use Injuries

Treatment options include:

  • Wound Management
    -Debridement, suture removal, dressing changes, pin care and patient education for home programs
  • Pain Management
    -Modalities, exercise, stretching and pain reduction techniques
  • Splinting
    -Customized static, serial static and dynamic splints, which are made to protect injured structures, to mobilize stiff joints and to enhance upper extremity function
  • Prosthetics
    -Wound care, stump preparation and prosthetic training


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