Occupational therapy

The occupational therapists at Welia Health help people recover from injury, accelerating their return to a productive lifestyle; provide support for older adults experiencing changes in their physical and cognitive/thinking skills; and help children with disabilities so they can fully participate in school and social situations.

The Welia occupational therapy team includes services relating to cognitive (rehabilitation after a stroke, those suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diagnoses) and pediatric therapy. Each specialty offers a broad scope of practice to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Our occupational therapists provide rehabilitation following a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonian disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), head injuries and other neurological diagnoses.

Welia Health’s team of occupational therapists provides the following services:

  • Orthopedic – musculoskeletal therapy
  • LSVT Big
  • Neurologic – movement issues for daily living
  • Cognitive

Occupational therapy practitioners use a “whole” perspective where the focus is put on the patient and adapting his/her environment and refining skills to fit the person.

Treatment may include:

  • Assessment, goal setting, and outcome evaluation with patient / caregiver / family
  • Cognitive assessments ( i.e. SLUMS, MoCA, LACL, CPT)
  • Fall prevention strategies (i.e. suggestions of removing throw rugs, improving lighting, handrail installation, grab bars, wearing non-skid and sensible soled shoes)
  • Home or school modification strategies and ideas
  • Equipment suggestions to aid in daily function and independence (to help with dressing, using modified eating utensils, etc.)
  • Physical rehabilitation for weakness, loss of coordination and limited motion.

Welia offers occupational therapy services in Mora, Hinckley and Pine City. To learn more, call Rehabilitation Services at 320.225.3356.

A referral may be required to receive occupational therapy services, please check with your primary care provider and your insurance carrier.

More information can be found here at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. website.