Occupational Therapy

Beartooth Billings Clinic Occupational Therapy Department is a rehabilitation program for patients of all ages who may need help with day-to-day activities due to injury, illness, developmental delay, or psychological needs.

OT helps patients and families organize home or work environments to enhance the ability to perform tasks more easily and safely.  Working with arthritis or hand problems is a common need, as well as post-illness, post-surgery, post-accident, or post-injury therapy. 

Our OT staff will develop an individual program to meet your needs; and works in all of our levels of care: inpatient, home health and outpatient.  If you think you or a family member may need occupational therapy, ask your physician for a referral.

Occupational Therapy offers treatment interventions for:

- Self-care as defined by eating, bathing, dressing, grooming and hygiene, referred to as Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

- Activities to restore upper extremity strength, gross and fine motor coordination and hand function

- Work simplification, energy conservation and joint protection techniques

- Perceptual and cognitive skills related to ADLs for judgment, motor planning, problem solving and sensory motor integration of learning

- Adaptive equipment for self-care, home management, mobility and recreation

- Upper extremity orthotics and splints

- Home safety evaluations and management including: cooking, housekeeping, laundry, shopping and money management

- Functional mobility for ADLs and body mechanics for bed, wheelchair, tub and toilet transfers

- Use of compensatory strategies to achieve independence with ADLs if loss of vision or low vision is present

- Work related rehabilitation of injuries, office or workplace ergonomic assessment and modification recommendations