Regaining Independence

Through Occupational Therapy

During a stay at Miller’s, patients can have therapy sessions with licensed occupational therapists through our “Real. Life. Rehab.” therapy program. Personalized treatment regimens are prescribed to fit the patient’s needs to help them get back their independence.

Activities of daily living therapy gym Activities of daily living therapy gym

Occupational therapy addresses a number of issues, including these:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Doing laundry
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Learning to use walking devices

Whether a patient is learning something new, such as using a cane, or regaining the mobility to use a hair dryer, our occupational therapists know ways to help patients achieve their goals. We also work with the physical and speech therapists to coordinate patient care. Working as a team helps encourage a patient’s healing process.

Each patient’s therapy plan is customized to assist them in achieving maximum results. We use adaptive devices and techniques to help with energy conservation and maximizing hand, arm and upper body strength. We use the simulated kitchen, laundry, and bathroom areas of the rehabilitation gym so that patients can practice in a comfortable environment.  At times, our therapists will even take patients to the grocery store to make sure they are ready to get in and out of a car and go up and down the aisles. These methods allow them to gain confidence before going home.