As we get older, simple, daily tasks can become challenging. But there is good news for Summit Pointe residents. If you qualify, physical or occupational therapists can come to your apartment and help you regain your motor skills, your confidence and independence.

What can PT or OT do for you?

First, let’s go over the difference between the two. Physical therapy, or PT, can improve an impairment — a broken wrist, a wounded knee — by increasing mobility, aligning bones and joints or lessening pain. On the other hand, an occupational therapist, or OT, treats the whole person, not just one issue — helping individuals fully engage in daily life again. At Summit Pointe, PT and OT enrich the lives of residents.

Here’s how they help:

  • Teach you rehabilitation techniques that help make daily tasks easier. For instance, sitting in a chair with your arms to your side and feet flat on the floor, and slowly extending one leg out in front of you and holding it for a few seconds can build your hip and leg strength.

  • Show you exercises that improve your fine and basic motor skills, strength, dexterity and range of motion.

April 2021 is Occupational Therapy Month

Currently, there are more than 100,000 occupational therapists in the U.S. offering support to individuals of all ages. Summit Pointe is pleased to be able to offer the invaluable help of local therapists to its residents — in the comfort of your home, to help with your comfort.