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Contact: Jeffrey A. Jacob
Director of Marketing & Development
WESTARM Physical Therapy
WESTARM Homecare Nursing & Therapy
724-337-6522 x 231
E-mail: jajacob@westarmtherapy.com
www.westarmtherapy.com
www.westarmhomecare.com

April is National OT Month

Monday, April 2, 2018, Lower Burrell, PA During the month of April, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates Occupational Therapy Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families.

"Are You Considering a Total Joint Replacement of your Hip or Knee?" will review surgery options with recognized guest speaker Eric Evans, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon from Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates (GPOA). WESTARM licensed physical therapists Tom Porter, MPT and Will Jones, DPT, OCS, ATC will discuss rehabilitation after a total joint replacement surgery and will be available for questions.

This event is open to the general public and will start at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided along with free parking. Call 724-337-6522 or email administration@westarmtherapy.com to register.

WESTARM Physical Therapy is a Medicare Certified Rehabilitation agency that has been in business for over 34 years. They offer Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy at nine (9) facilities primarily in the Allegheny-Kiski Valley of Pittsburgh. WESTARM also contracts with local school districts to provide therapy for special-needs students and athletic training services for injured athletes. WESTARM Homecare Nursing & Therapy provides skilled nursing and licensed therapies in patients’ homes within the same vicinity.

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

These are just some of the interventions and services that occupational therapy practitioners can provide:

  • Helping children with mental challenges such as autism spectrum disorder and physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy to participate fully in school and social situations.
  • Keeping older drivers safe and independent in their vehicles by providing in-car assessments, recommendations for adaptive equipment, and appropriate self-restrictions.
  • Offering clients who are recovering from a stroke way to resume independence in bathing, dressing, and cooking a meal.
  • Helping people recovering from injury to regain skills necessary to return to work.
  • Providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
  • Evaluating older adults' homes to promote safety and prevent falls.
  • Helping wounded warriors overcome physical injuries such as limb loss, and mental challenges such as TBI and PTSD, and reintegrate into the community.

Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is a nearly 100-year-old evidence-based profession deeply rooted in science. Practice areas are Children and Youth; Mental Health; Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation; Healthy Living; Aging; and Work and Industry.

To learn more about the profession of occupational therapy, visit www.aota.org, find AOTA on Facebook, or follow #OTMonth and @AOTAInc on Twitter.

Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 213,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting professional and educational standards, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA's major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to www.aota.org.

Locations

Corporate Office
(724) 337-6522
(800) 291-5060 - Toll-Free


Cheswick
(724) 274-4333

Kittanning
(724) 543-1627

Leechburg / Allegheny Twp
(724) 845-2048

Lower Burrell
(724) 335-5526

Natrona Heights
(724) 224-2718

New Kensington / Arnold
(724) 339-7725

Plum
(412) 793-9900

Sarver
(724) 353-0005

Vandergrift
(724) 567-2265


Homecare Office
(724) 337-0420