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100 Hospital Drive, Pender, NE 68047 | Main: (402) 385-3083 | Nurses Station: (402) 385-4066

The Vision of the PCH District is to be the
Best Place to Get Care and the Best Place to Give Care.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps individuals regain or develop skills essential for independent living. Individuals who may be referred to occupational therapy may have diagnoses such as:

hand, shoulder or arm conditions or injuries
post stroke, Parkinson's or other neurologic condition
work related injuries
developmental disabilities
total joint replacements
head injuries
spinal cord injuries

The Occupational Therapy staff at Pender Community Hospital see both inpatients and outpatients and work closely with other hospital staff in order to provide quality services and education to the patients and their families. Occupational therapy's goal is to assist patients in learning or redeveloping skills for day-to-day living. Treatments may include:

use of adaptive equipment
palliative modalities
edema control
fine motor coordination
cognitive/perceptual training
sensory re-education
homemaking/ survival skills

Occupational Therapy is available on an as needed basis with occupational therapists licensed in the state of Nebraska. The occupational therapist evaluates the patient's condition/lifestyle and develops a treatment to help the patient reach their full potential of independent living. The certified occupational therapist assistant may assist the occupational therapist with progressing the patient through their treatment program.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment to see the occupational therapist, please call the physical therapy department at 402-385-4026 and we will be happy to assist you.

Haley Haymart, right, is PCH's on staff Occupational Therapist.

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