Kaiser Rehabilitation Center’s occupational therapists (OT) plan individualized programs that use purposeful activity to help the person overcome and/or adapt to their functional limitations, allowing them the highest level of independence possible.
The OT treatment plan would likely address the skills of self-feeding, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, meal preparation, laundry and grocery shopping. Progress in these skills may require training in the areas of motor coordination and strengthening, cognitive and perceptual retraining, memory, problem solving, organization and visual perception activities. The occupational therapist may also recommend adaptive equipment and devices to assist the patient in meeting rehabilitation goals.
Hillcrest Outpatient Therapies provide quality care in the professions of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. These services include:
Kaiser Outpatient Therapies
The Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center
1120 S. Utica Ave., Third Floor
Tulsa, OK 74104
Fax (918) 579-7110
Kaiser Rehabilitation Center’s physical therapists (PT) plan individualized programs that evaluate a patient’s functional ability to safely walk, use a wheelchair, get into and out of a bed, chair, car, etc. The PT treatment plan may include activities that improve strength and endurance, safety awareness, fall prevention, balance, posture, coordination and pain. The physical therapist will also work with the patient on problem solving, safety awareness, memory, and organization. In addition, the physical therapist makes recommendations regarding assistive devices and wheelchairs.
Kaiser Rehabilitation Center’s social worker communicates information on a patient’s progress to the patient and the family. He or she assists the patient and family in understanding the disability and identifying economic, equipment, care-giving, and social resources prior to discharge.
Social workers are able to perform a psychosocial assessment and assist in discharge planning, family training, and community reintegration guidance for patients and their families.
Speech-language pathologists work with people who have swallowing, communication, or cognitive difficulties. They utilize techniques to improve speech production, language comprehension, reading and writing skills, and cognitive skills including sequencing, problem solving, and memory, while emphasizing functional communication. They also are skilled in evaluating and treating swallowing difficulties.