Premier Therapy is proud to introduce Occupational Therapy services!
Occupational therapy practitioners ask, “What matters to you?” not, “What’s the matter with you?”
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
- customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
Michele Jarzynka, OT
Michele graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Creighton
University in 1989. She’s been working with patients for over 25 years. In 2014,
she earned the credential of Certified Hand Therapist which ensures advanced
clinical skills for people with upper extremity problems. She is married and has 2
sons. They all enjoy playing tennis and biking. Michele is a devout U2 fan. All
time stops for her when their songs come on the radio.