Occupational Therapy/Certified Hand Therapy

If you’re looking for occupational therapy or certified hand therapy services in North Central Florida, Lake Area Physical Therapy & Aquatics has a skilled occupational therapist available by consultation to conduct evaluations and treat patients.

Patients may utilize occupational therapy services in conjunction with physical therapy and/or speech therapy to provide the most comprehensive rehabilitation plan for their specific needs.

Occupational therapy is prescribed by a physician for individuals who, due to age, illness, injury, disease, or disability, experience a loss of function in their daily activities, at work, or during their leisure activities and hobbies. Occupational therapy is also widely used in the evaluation and treatment of certain hand and upper extremity injuries and surgeries.

Our occupational therapist will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your strengths, limitations, and independent functioning, including hand coordination, memory, visual perception, muscle movements, and strength. You may also be asked to demonstrate how you would perform daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and eating, and you and your occupational therapist will discuss your short- and long-term goals.

Based on the results of the evaluation, our occupational therapist will design an individual treatment plan for you. This plan is designed to help improve your functioning and may include functional tasks, such as dressing or feeding; therapeutic exercise; manual treatments; compensatory methods, such as learning to dress with one hand; adaptive equipment to help you perform daily tasks; and environmental modifications such as toilet risers to grab bars in your tub or shower to maximize your independence.

For more information about occupational therapy in Melrose, Keystone Heights, Starke or Crescent City, Florida, or to make an appointment with our occupational therapist, call Lake Area Physical Therapy & Aquatics or request an appointment online today.

Lake Area Physical Therapy & Aquatics
Melrose Facility
25727 NE State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666
(352) 475-3113
(352) 475-5796
Monday & Wednesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Keystone Heights Facility
465 South Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, FL 32656
(352) 473-7560
(352) 473-7566
Monday & Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Starke Facility
1554 South Water Street, Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-2208
(904) 966-2203
Monday & Wednesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm