Occupational Therapy

ExercisAbilities was founded to be a place for the Southeast MN community to have improved access to rehabilitation services. We uniquely offer occupational therapy services as a part of our community programming. 

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages develop the skills needed to live, learn, work, and play.  The beauty of OT is we define an occupation as anything that occupies someone’s time.  If people are struggling with an activity they love, gives meaning or purpose to their day, an OT can help problem solve and break down barriers to getting back to doing that activity.   

An occupational therapy session can be learning how to get socks on after surgery, working on attention to follow a recipe after a brain injury, to helping a child or adult with emotional regulation strategies so they can be successful and cope with stress and the unknown.  If the world is your playground, an OT is going to be right there with you to navigate over the obstacles, hurdles, and winding slides of life! 

To learn more about our pediatric rehabilitation, please see the Pediatric Rehabilitation Page. 

Services provided:

  • Full assessment of daily routine activities that a person needs to do or wants to do, including bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, medication management, and finance management.
  • Cognitive assessment to identify brain health strengths & weaknesses and offer remedial & compensatory strategies to resume life roles
  • Home safety assessment and recommendations to client and caregivers
  • Caregiver resources to prevent burnout
  • Pre-Return to driving assessments and resources to full driving assessments off-site
  • Dementia training for clients and their caregivers to promote their active participation in life
  • Emotional regulation training through stress management & relaxation training
  • Chronic pain/fatigue return to life training
  • Pediatrics
  • And more!

Common Issues Addressed by an OT:

  • Chronic Pain/Fatigue
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Dementia/Cognitive Impairment
  • Multiple falls in the home
  • Stroke/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Failure to thrive in the community
  • Deconditioned by illness/cancer/chronic diseases (Parkinson’s/MS/etc.)
  • Post surgical shoulder, hand, elbow or any other surgeries that impair daily activities of living

Additional Resources

DISCLAIMER: These activities and recommendations are for general informational purposes and may not be suitable for everyone to attempt. Please use your best judgement or consult your physician before attempting any unsupervised physical activity.

Emotional Regulation Video

Emotional Health Blog Post-Click Here

Tips for Self Care

Choosing a Meditation App.-Click Here

Medical provider and non medical case manager referral forms, along with new client intake forms can be found on our resource page.

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