Occupational Therapy

With occupational therapy sessions, our staff at Vital Energy helps you develop, improve, sustain and restore the highest possible level of independence after any injury, illness, or impairment. This includes cognitive impairments, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental & learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. Occupational Therapy addresses performance in self care, home-life management, and work & school performance by focusing on activities of daily living and achieving functional independence. 

Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

 

Hand therapy is rehabilitation performed by an occupational therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Such therapy is performed by a provider with a high degree of specialization that requires extensive continuing education and often advanced certification. This enables the hand therapist to work with patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

 

Vital Energy can address developmental milestones in children with a variety of issues and disabilities. During therapy sessions, we focus on the child’s movements and interaction with objects, people, and their environment. Different toys or games are used to provide just the right challange in order to address your child's specific needs. Common areas of focus in children are to improve balance, coordination, motor skills, eye-hand coordination, handwriting, sensory processing, attention and/or concentration, and overall behavior.

OT for Post-Injury Rehab

 

Whether you are working through recovery of a unexpected traumatic injury or a planned surgical procedure, Vital Energy would love to help you meet your goals to restore pre-injury function. In addition, we offer sports injury rehab, prosthetic training, scoliosis/TMJ rehab, neurological impairment rehab, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) rehab. No matter the severity of your condition, our staff has specialized experience to handle a wide variety of cases. 

OT for Worker's Compensation

Vital Energy accepts most insurances including cases for workers compensation. We often work with employees who are eager to meet their rehabilitation goals and return to their job. We treat all body parts including low back and lumbar, cervical spine, knees, and shoulders. If you are an injured worker, ask your nurse case manager today if Vital Energy can be your sole provider for quality rehab services. 

Treatment for Migraines and TMJ

 

At Vital Energy, our therapists have extensive experience treating migraines and TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. This disorder restricts your ability to move your jaw up and down and side to side, affecting everyday activities such as speaking or chewing. It can be caused by grinding your teeth, arthritis in the joint, or stress that causes you to tighten facial and jaw muscles. TMJ and frequent migraine headaches are usually closely related. 

 

 

 

 

Myofascial Release and Stretching

 

Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapy is a commonly accepted therapy modality where therapists use their hands to manually release the tension i the muscle. This method is a non-invasive and drug-free procedure used to break up restrictive fascia and scar tissue in the muscle. During this treatment, the therapist may also use a set of tools to glide over the muscles in a cross-fiber massage in order to stimulate the nerve endings in the muscles and increase blood flow throughout. 

 

 

Women's Health Issues

 

We offer specialized services to breast cancer patients by supplementing the care provided by an oncologist or surgeon. We can offer specific guidance to help get you through your battle, including nutritional counseling on special diets, breathing techniques and meditation, lymphedema prevention, self-esteem/self-image boosters, and post-cancer precautions. Prior to a mastectomy or double mastectomy, it is beneficial to receive muscle energy treatments in order to increase energy level as well as strengthen your arm, shoulder and back. After surgery or chemotherapy, we work with breast cancer patients to increase range of motion and flexibility while decreasing fascia restrictions, all-over body pain, and scar prominence. Also, we offer crystal myofascial release to decrease numbness, burning, and hypersensitivity specifically around the scar area. 

 

  • ​Pre and Postpartum Program

 

  • Urinary Incontinence Program

 

  • Pelvic Pain Program

 

  • Osteoporosis Program

 

  • ​Fibromyalgia

 

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Concussions | Head Injuries
Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by direct force to the head.  Sports injury related concussion is the most common besides fall,car accidents etc...  Approximately 2 million people every year suffer from sports related head injuries.  The most common signs & symptoms of concussions are headache, dizziness, memory loss, mental fatigue, mental fog, decreased endurance, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, blurred vision, and the inability to focus are most common.  Early physical therapy for vertigo rehab, balance, gait training, sports specific endurance building exercises is beneficial for early return to sports, work, day to day activities & to avoid permanent damage to brain function. Occupational Therapy & Craniosacral  Therapy are very valuable services to decrease mental fog, memory improvement, cognitive rehab and ADL independence.  All therapy is always done under Neurologist supervision to avoid any future medical complications .
PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD - occurs when people experience traumatic events.  Traumatic brain injuries from combat, car accidents, falls, and extreme stress can cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy and may cause severe headaches, decreased attention span, anxiety, dementia, anger management issues, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.  Occupational and integrative therapies such as crystal myofascial release can help reduce some of the symptoms one may suffer when affected by PTSD.

Two Convenient Locations

P. (803)359-1551 | F. (803)359-0362

P. (803)764-2363 | F. (803)550-9389

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