Occupational Therapy in Passaic NJ – By Nirali Borad (OTR/L)

Occupational Therapy service at First Class Physical Therapy of Passaic, is offered by Nirali Borad (OTR/L).

Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems.

It is the 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 injury, illness, or disability.

Occupational Therapy – A Service Offered by Nirali Borad (OTR/L)

If you are looking for an occupational therapist around Passaic county area, we welcome you to our clinic.

Our occupational therapist offers detailed evaluations and treats a wide range of Upper extremity orthopedic conditions.

Plus, the therapist also specializes in improving movement and restoring function in the following neurological conditions like:

Occupational Therapy by Nirali Borad (OTR/L) at First Class Physical Therapy Passaic NJ
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Conditions Treated via Occupational Therapy at First Class PT, Passaic

  • Fracture, dislocation and subluxation of fingers, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulders
  • Tendon and ligamentous injuries
  • Cumulative trauma disorder/repetitive strain injury
  • Diagnostics and post-surgical protocol
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis and other degenerative neurological diseases
  • Stroke

Treatment is dependent upon physicians order, diagnosis and symptoms but may include the following:

  • Upper extremity exercises for strength, flexibility and dexterity
  • Training in Activities of daily living skills, adaptive techniques and assistive devices
  • Joint mobilization & Soft tissue mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Edema management
  • Scar management
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Patient, family and caregiver education
  • Provide suggestions for environmental modifications

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve suffered a sports injury, an injury at your job, or going through a long-time illness. First Class Physical Therapy at Passaic will take good care of you.

We serve the overall Passaic County NJ residents and also treat patients who come from nearby locations like Rutherford, East Rutherford, Carlstadt, Lyndhurst, Lodi, and Garfield.

What is Hand Therapy and its use in Occupational Therapy?

Hand Therapy is a branch of medicine that deals with upper extremity injuries and ailments, It includes treating of upper arm, shoulder girdle, elbow joint, forearm pains, wrist joints, etc.

Hand therapy helps in regaining the daily functioning of an individual.

Both occupational and physical therapists offer hand therapy.

Our occupational therapist at First Class Physical Therapy Passaic, offers hand therapy and employs a wide variety of techniques that include separate exercise programs, and custom-made orthotic fabrication skills.

We also specialize in pain management, swelling management, wound management, and different types of scar cares.

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Occupational Therapy – FAQs

  1. What is occupational therapy?

    Occupational therapy, also known as OT, is a branch of physical therapy that treats physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. OT helps in regaining independence in people’s lives, everyday activities, etc.

  2. What do occupational therapists do?

    Occupational therapists are well trained in assisting patients to overcome problems such as injuries, chronic illness, mental health issues, and the effects of aging, among others. They aim to help patients lead a happier and more independent life.

  3. What is an example of occupational therapy?

    An example of occupational therapy would be to help a patient regain strength and mobility in hand through different types of exercises.