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Occupational Therapy

Cynthia Hill, OTR/L
(785) 284-1537

Kasha Rebant, OTR/L
(785) 284-1537

Amanda Bredemeier, OTR/L
(785) 284-1537

Occupational Therapy at the Sabetha Community Hospital focuses on mastering the essential activities of daily living and returning individuals to their highest potential level. This is achieved by improving and restoring function, learning skills to compensate for disabilities and/or learning strategies to adapt and compensate for dysfunction. Patients who benefit from these kinds of services include but are not limited to:

  • Post Surgical Patients
  • Post Stroke Patients
  • Patients experiencing Neurological Disorders (i.e. Parkinson, MS, and head injuries)
  • Orthopedic Patients
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Patients
  • Joint Rehabilitation Patients
  • Oncology Patients
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma and Fractures
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Seating and Mobility Assessments for Wheelchairs
  • LSVT BIG™ Certified

Lymphedema Services

Lymphedema is defined as the swelling of a body part, most often affecting the extremities. It may also occur in the face, trunk, abdomen, and genital area. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle therapy that aids in the management of Lymphedema.

Cynthia Hill, OTR is certified in the Manual Lymphatic Drainage technique and can work with each patient on an individualized treatment plan. Patients who could benefit from this service may include, but are not limited to those who experience:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Cellulitis
  • Fractures or dislocations
  • Pre & Post Op to minimize swelling, bruising, and to speed up recovery
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Allergies
  • Pregnancy
  • Eczema
  • Bell’s Palsy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Kasha Rebant, OTR/L

What is Pediatric OT?

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children achieve independence in all areas of their lives. This type of therapy through play approach focuses on activities that assist children to develop the skills of everyday life like feeding, dressing, or playing with a peer. For a child, their work is their play as they develop their abilities to explore their world and do things independently.

Who may benefit from OT?

Your child may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy if he or she displays any of the following:

  • sensory challenges (difficulty with temperature, touch, sound, etc.)
  • poor attention
  • decreased coordination
  • emotional challenges
  • difficulty with body awareness
  • feeding difficulties or picky eating
  • limited play skills, difficulty with self-care tasks
  • emotional reactivity
  • difficulty with self-calming

What can be accomplished through OT?

Occupational therapy services can help your child:

  • Achieve goals and develop life skills; for example, helping your child gain the skills needed to follow a simple morning routine.
  • Participate in everyday activities; for example, helping your child learn to manage zippers, buttons, and snaps for increased independence with dressing.
  • Develop play skills; for example, helping your child develop executive functioning, planning, and sequencing skills to engage in self-motivated play activities.
  • Learn to regulate sensory information; for example, helping your child learn to experience optimal level of arousal and regulation for improved regulation in high sensory environments.
  • Improve feeding and oral motor skills; for example, helping your child increase acceptance to new and nonpreferred foods for improved nutrition and ease at mealtimes, helping your child improve jaw strength and stability for improved chewing skills.
  • Achieve success with visual motor, fine motor, and bilateral coordination skills; for example, helping your child develop appropriate hand strength, precision, and coordination for success with completing age-appropriate puzzles and games.

For more information about Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services at the Sabetha Community Hospital or to schedule an appointment contact the Rehab Department at 785-284-1537.
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