Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy

At Salem Lutheran Homes & Rehabilitation Center, we are more than just a senior housing facility.

We are dedicated to helping our residents, as well as the good people of Elk Horn, to maintain their independence and dignity. With offer both in-house and outpatient therapy, and whether you choose to live in our community or not, you can benefit from our physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. Both of these therapy options can be beneficial in helping you regain your strength and move past your limitations, but what's the difference?

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is what most people think of when they think of rehabilitation from disease or injury. The goal of physical therapy is to restore mobility and strength in patients, which helps to reduce, or even eliminate, the need for medications and surgery. Another big piece of physical therapy is teaching patients how to manage their condition in the long-term.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is focused on regaining independence by giving patients adaptive tools and techniques so that they can accomplish they can perform their activities of daily living on their own. In addition to working with patients at our facility, occupational therapists will also perform on-site assessments at your home or work. This allows them to provide you with recommendations and adaptive tools for an improved quality of life. Occupational therapists also help to educate patients on how to avoid injuries in the future. As you can see, both physical therapy and occupational therapy are essential services to help you recover from an injury or illness and regain your independence. You don't even have to be a resident to work with the experienced physical and occupational therapists at Salem Lutheran Homes & Rehabilitation Center because we offer both in-house and outpatient therapy in Elk Horn. Visit us online to learn more about our occupational therapy, and contact us today to schedule your appointment.    

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