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  • Lake Regional celebrates Occupational Therapy Month

  • Lake Regional Health System joins hospitals nationwide in celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month in April.
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  • Lake Regional Health System joins hospitals nationwide in celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month in April.
     Lake Regional’s chosen theme, “Skills for the Job of Living,” reflects how occupational therapy can improve quality of life and help individuals participate in everyday activities.
     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 support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Lake Regional Occupational Therapy specializes in lymphedema for cancer patients and therapy for patients recovering from stroke.
     “We have a great team that helps people recovering from major surgery or stroke, as well as individuals with chronic health conditions,” said Denise Hagemann, OTR/L, director of Lake Regional Occupational Therapy. “It’s all about helping people develop the skills necessary for independent and satisfying lives.”
     When working with an occupational therapist, individualized plans are created for problem solving, improved function and support of life activities, such as bathing, dressing and eating. Through occupational therapy, individuals develop needed skills, adjust their environment and build health-promoting habits and routines that will allow them to thrive.
     Lake Regional offers occupational therapy at the hospital in Osage Beach, and at Lake Regional Rehab Therapy in Eldon. For more information, visit lakeregional.com/rehabtherapy or call 573-302-2230.
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