LSUHSC Occupational Therapy Clinic Services
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation: Manual therapy services to aid in pain, edema reduction, and disability related to the cervical spine and upper extremities. Diagnoses treated include, carpal tunnel syndrome, DeQuarvain’s Syndrome, Duputryen’s Contracture, lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, FOOSH injuries, splinting, and other hand, wrist, and arm diagnoses.
Neurological Rehabilitation: Therapy services in relation to various neurological diagnoses such as, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Guillain Barre’ Syndrome, age decline of cognitive function, and various other neurological disorders.
- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a form of rehabilitation therapy that improves the function of those with stroke and other central nervous system disorders by increasing the use of clients’ affected upper limb. It is based on shaping tasks and repetitive task practice 6-7 hours per day, performed 10-15 consecutive days. In addition, the candidate wears a mitt on the on-affected arm 90% of waking hours.
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG (LSVT BIG) is an exercise treatment program for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). It is based on the principle that the brain can learn and change (neuroplasticity). It has been formulated from an existing program to help with speech for people with PD called the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT).
- BIONESS Training
- Assessment of Motor and Process Skills, AMPS, evidence based accurate assessment of ADL task performance.
- Upper extremity prosthetic training for congenital or acquired amputees
- Skilled services for gross and fine motor deficits
- Home evaluations, Home Fit
- Functionally active and exercise based evidence therapeutic interventions offered to help clients get back to DOING!