Imagine you’ve injured your back while working or maybe you suffer from arthritis. You’re having problems performing simple everyday tasks, like taking a bath, getting dressed or driving. Maybe your injury or disability is so bad that it’s hard for you to even work. So what can you do to reclaim your life? This is when occupational therapy can help.
Occupational therapy can help you recover or develop the daily living skills you need to live your life more fully and prevent any disruptions from occurring due to limitations or impairments in your mental or physical abilities.
People of all ages can benefit from occupational therapy if they’re unable to or have difficulties in performing desired activities. Some people who can benefit from occupational therapy include:
- The elderly
- People suffering from medical conditions, like arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, etc.
- People recovering from certain surgeries, like hip or knee replacements
- Stroke victims
- People with autism and other development disorders
Some benefits you and your caregivers can obtain through occupational therapy
- A better understanding of your condition. Occupational therapy professionals can provide information on your condition, including the risks. They can teach you certain techniques to compensate for your disabilities and lessen your discomfort.
- An assessment of how to adapt your environment. An occupational therapy professional can evaluate your home, workplace, school or other environments and make suggestions on ways to modify your environments to help you perform daily tasks, maintain your independence and keep you safe from further injury.
- A customized treatment program to improve your ability to perform your daily activities in areas of your life – self-care, domestic, work and community activities.
- The development of physical exercises to help you increase your strength and flexibility.
- The development of mental activities to help you increase cognition and memory.
- Strategies for coping with chronic pain or fatigue due to physical conditions.
- Recommendations on adaptive or assistive equipment and usage training. Examples of adaptive or assistive equipment include wheelchairs; walkers; canes; grab bars in bathrooms; braces or splints for hands, wrists, ankles, etc.; or reaching devices.
- Guidance to family members and caregivers to help them find social and emotional assistance, such as support groups and respite care.
Increase Your Mobility and Reduce Pain with WalkEZStore Orthotic Devices
As a certified pedorthist, Kathy Carandang, founder of the WalkEZStore, cares about restoring your body’s mobility and reducing your pain – just as occupational therapy professionals care about these same things. Kathy can provide education about proper foot health while working with you to help you achieve greater mobility, reduced pain and better comfort through footwear and supportive devices.
Kathy created her WalkEZStore custom orthotics to help people obtain pain relief from various foot and lower extremity conditions, so they can get back to being able to perform their day-to-day activities and do the things they love to do. WalkEZStore custom orthotics, like the ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotic, properly support the arches of your feet while providing you with proper biomechanical alignment. Assistive devices like these custom orthotics guide each step you take throughout the gait cycle along with helping you maintain your balance and stability. With ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotics you’ll experience reduced stress and strain on your feet, knees, hips and lower back.
Restore your mobility and reduce your pain by order your pair of ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotics today.
Because … when your feet feel good, you feel good.®