Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps individuals achieve independence in many areas of their lives. Occupational therapy helps people develop skills for the job of living. If your ability is impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disorders, social or emotional problems, or the aging process, occupational therapists at Central Nebraska Rehabilitation Services can help.

Occupational Therapy can be used to help a number of conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autism
  • Congenital heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Developmental delays
  • Diabetes
  • Lymphedema
  • Mental illnesses
  • Painful hands and arms
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Wounds, fractures and joint replacements


Occupational Therapists use a variety of treatment methods including:

  • Balance retraining
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Coordination training
  • Daily living activities training
  • Driver evaluation and training
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Energy conservation/work simplification
  • Instruction on use of assistive devices
  • Joint protection
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Splinting
  • Strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Ultrasound
  • Visual-perceptual training