Occupational Therapy Seeks to Improve Overall Quality of Life for Patients

Occupational therapy helps patients participate in the activities of everyday life, including work, leisure, self-care and daily household activities. Our Occupational Therapists work with patients of all ages to restore functions and improve their overall quality of life. We have specialized areas of therapy in some locations including hand therapy and work recovery programs.

Occupational Therapy services are available at each of the following McLeod hospitals:
McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon, McLeod Health Darlington, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris, McLeod Health Seacoast and McLeod Medical Park Hartsville.

  • Services Seek to Restore Seemingly Simple, Yet Complex Functions

    Occupational therapy services include:

    • Adaptive eating/dressing aids
    • Activities of daily living and retraining (ADLs)
    • Home Management and the care of others
    • Lymphedema Therapy
    • 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


  • Diagnoses Benefit from Occupational Therapy Programs

    Common diagnoses treated include:

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

    Using objective assessments and instruments, our specially trained Occupational Hand Therapy specialists establish patient needs, create treatment plans and work to help with wound and pain management, exercise, and adaptive devices. Common diagnoses treated:

    • Carpal Tunnel, Arthritic Conditions
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Hand or Upper Extremity Pain/Weakness
    • Hand or Upper Extremity Injuries/Wounds
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries/Repairs
    • Wrist, Finger, Arm, Shoulder Fractures
    • Sprains/Strains
    • Repetitive Use Injuries
  • McLeod Hand Center Therapists Reduce Pain and Improve Aptitude and Attitude

    • Wound management services include debridement, suture removal, dressing changes, pin care and patient education for home programs.
    • Pain management provides modalities, exercise, stretching and pain reduction techniques.
    • Therapeutic exercise and manual therapy helps regain motion, strength and the ability to perform tasks.
    • Splinting includes customized static, serial static and dynamic splints, which are made to protect injured structures, to mobilize stiff joints and to enhance upper extremity function.
    • To encourage independence in self-care activities, we assess the activities of daily living and needs for adaptive equipment. Then, train the patient.
    • Prosthetic services include wound care, stump preparation and prosthetic training.


  • Industrial Rehabilitation

    The McLeod Industrial Rehabilitation Center in Florence, SC offers area businesses and industries a full range of cost saving services, including Physical Ability Testing injury prevention, ergonomics, job site evaluations, and functional job descriptions.

    This training, for groups or individuals, provides instruction to reduce onsite injuries and loss productivity due to injury. Presentations are available on-site or at our clinic on the benefits of safe work practices for: body mechanic techniques (lifting, grip strength, posture), movement deficiencies and/or asymmetries, and ergonomic office and industrial evaluations.