Occupational therapy focuses on enabling people to live better lives with injury, illness or disability by training them how to care for themselves independently. Occupational therapists evaluate problem areas and implement treatments that may include strengthening, coordination activities, adapted techniques, adaptive equip, manual therapy, visual therapy, cognitive retaining or safety training.
Do you know someone who has any of the following problems?
- Low vision
- Poor hand strength/function from arthritis or injury
- Trouble taking care of themselves
- Recurrent falls or unsafe home setup
- Trouble with swelling
- Coordination deficits from neurological problems
- Phantom pain
These are some of the common problems the occupational therapists at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center can address through hospital-based inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy services. Each of our therapists has over a decade of experience in occupational therapy.
Becky Mahon, OTR/L, has worked in acute care, acute rehab and skilled nursing facilities, and her area of particular interest is the neurologically involved patient. Tamara Wells, OTR/L, CLT, and Stephanie Mikkelsen, COTA, CLT, both have inpatient and outpatient experience and are well established in the community as lymphedema specialists.