April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational Therapy addresses deficits in daily activities experienced at home, work or in the community. Deficits can be experienced by people of all ages and backgrounds, but there are ways to adapt and reduce the impact of many difficulties. Johnson County Healthcare’s occupational therapists focus on restoring maximum independence by providing home safety evaluations for fall prevention, task simplification, adaptive equipment recommendations, home exercise programs and caregiver training. With the help of our trained professionals the day to day tasks that have become difficult can become easier, improving the quality of life and allowing an individual to enjoy activities at home, work or in the community.

We look forward to working with those with, but not limited to:

  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Wrist/hand fractures
  • COPD
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Cognitive and behavioral health conditions
  • Low vision
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Development delay
  • Sensory changes
  • Oral motor dysfunction such as drooling
  • Neurological injury
  • Arthritis
  • Pediatric conditions
Mary Caviston OTR/L

Our Occupational Therapist, Mary Caviston OTR/L has been in the health care field for 22 years, five of which she has spent with the Johnson County Healthcare Center. She decided to pursue work as an occupational therapist after interpreting for the OTs at the Wyoming School for the Deaf. She enjoys seeing people achieve what they want, or need, in order to get back to living the way they want.

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