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Occupational Therapy - Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital

The Occupational Therapists at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital provide services for acute care patients and outpatients

These treatments are arranged toward restoring or developing the functions of daily living for individuals who have suffered traumatic injury, illness, or developmental disorder.

It is based on the philosophy that each individual has specific “occupational roles” in life, whether it be an elderly person living independently in their own home or a student being able to function in the school setting.  

Common diagnoses evaluated and treated by our Occupational Therapist include:

  • Head injury
  • Arthritis
  • Developmental disorders
  • Contractures
  • Neurological disease
  • Hand therapy post-surgery splinting and therapy
  • Wrist and elbow conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip fracture recovery
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Guillian-Barre´ Syndrome
  • Upper extremity trauma
  • Neuropathy