The professionals at CMH Occupational Therapy can help people of all ages who have had a disruption in their independence. This can include a disruption in the ability to perform work, home, childcare, or leisure activities.
Our skilled and caring staff provide specialized training to help patients learn or relearn strategies and enable people to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Our services are designed to improve function and independence in all areas of the daily occupations that are important to you. Our experienced occupational therapy team will evaluate and design a program that fits your specific needs to improve your functional abilities. Our staff includes specialty areas in pediatric care, vision and driving, as well as certified hand therapists who specialize in treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. As a small rural hospital we are able to provide a wide range of services so close to home.
Are you experiencing sleepiness, nausea, more frequent headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating or mental fog, sensitivity to light or noise, or vision problems? You may be experiencing the effects of a concussion: a traumatic injury causing the temporary loss of normal brain function.
Early intervention is crucial to concussion patients’ recovery. The CMH Concussion Rehabilitation Program works with this concept in mind—offering compensatory techniques to lessen symptoms and identify functional impairments before they affect performance.
As part of the program, occupational therapy assesses and treats impairments related to vision, motor planning, and functional cognition including processing speed and reaction time, self-care performance, headache pain management, and upper extremity function. Our team is here to guide you through every step of recovery.
Ask your physician for a referral to the CMH Concussion Rehabilitation Program.
The challenges that may accompany COVID-19 can continue for many weeks or months following a diagnosis and can drastically impact a person’s well being and ability to conduct their daily life.
Occupational Therapy can help you take your life back! Our interventions include:
Mealtime challenges make family bonding stressful. Together, our Occupational and Speech Therapists are helping patients from infancy through age 18 overcome their feeding challenges with custom, evidence based recommendations.
CMH’s Feeding Program combines the expertise of occupational (OTs) and speech therapists (SLPs) to address difficulties with mealtime, including
Feeding challenges may arise due to a variety of causes such as premature birth, reflux/stomach problems, developmental conditions, and more.
It’s possible to bring joy back to family mealtime. A feeding evaluation at CMH includes:
Our goal is to teach patients that mealtimes can be fun, and to introduce new foods safely and gradually. Our teaching strategies support development of the muscles in the mouth, jaw, tongue, lips and cheeks to make eating easier and address any texture sensitivities to food. We use a variety of tools to help with sensory challenges that may be impacting mealtimes. We also offer recommendations for alternative positioning or use of different bottles, cups, utensils, or plates.
Sean Cain suffered a serious motorcycle accident in 2005. The accident required him to have 17 surgeries in 13 years. Although Sean pursued recovery treatment elsewhere, it wasn’t until he became a patient at CMH in 2017 that he began to see life-changing results. Through a combination of physical, speech, and occupational therapy, Sean was able to finally solve the traumatic brain injury symptoms he had been suffering for over a decade. He credits the caring and understanding rehabilitation staff for the confidence he has regained in himself.