Did you know the month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Awareness Month since 1980? Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on developing or recovering a patient's daily living skills when they have been lost through illness or injury. OT addresses physical, cognitive and psychological impairments affecting these daily tasks and routines focusing on teaching the skill, adapting the environment, modifying the task, and educating the person and family.

Here at the Brian Center of Durham, our occupational therapy focuses on basic tasks such as bathing, dressing, and feeding, as well as home management skills including cooking grocery shopping and paying bills. We also work closely with our physical therapists to utilize strategies that decrease the chance of patients falling, and that help improve their overall strength and balance.

Over the past 15 years the OT team at the Brian Center of Durham has grown from just 2 to 11 full time staff members. We strive to exceed the needs of our residents and to meet all of their goals for a safe return home. Give us a call at 919-226-4314 for more information on our inpatient or outpatient programs, or feel free to stop by for a visit and meet the team.

Happy OT Month!