Elina Jerschow Montefiore Medical Center

Occupational therapy

HAND REHABILITATION

In injuries, tendon and nerve injuries, amputations, in carpal tunnel syndrome, in De Quervain's overload syndrome, in algodystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome), in rheumatic diseases

Who?Children and adults in the event of disability or occupational difficulties after a trauma / accident or after an illness
Why?Maintaining autonomy and productivity in daily private and professional life
How?Assessment of the motor and sensitive capacities and the pain and the complex rehabilitation during the acute and post-acute pain phase up to the return to work
When?In the acute, post-acute and chronic pain phase
Where?In practice

 


NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION

For strokes, accidental head injuries, neurodegenerative diseases

Who?Children and adults in the event of disability or occupational difficulties after a trauma / accident or after an illness
Why?Maintaining autonomy and productivity in daily private and professional life
How?Assessment of motor and cognitive capacities and rehabilitation
When?In the acute, post-acute and chronic pain phase
Where?In practice or at home

 


FALL PREVENTION AND
MAINTAINING AUTONOMY AT HOME

In case of repeated falls and loss of autonomy in daily life

Who?Adults in the event of disability or professional difficulties following a trauma / accident or illness
Why?Maintaining the quality of life at home and avoiding hospital or retirement homes
How?Assessment of motor and cognitive capacities, analysis of the risk of falling and stimulation of one's own abilities
When?As directed by the attending physician
Where?at home

 


PROFESSIONAL RETURN

After a long absence from work

Who?Adults in the event of disability or occupational difficulties following a trauma / accident or illness
Why?Accompanying the patient on his return to work
How?Understanding chronic pain, assessing disability in the workplace, planning
When?On request from the accident or disability insurance
Where?In practice or at work

 


BURNS

In the event of loss of functionality after a burn accident

Who?Children and adults in the event of disability or occupational difficulties following trauma caused by a burn accident
Why?Maintaining motor functionality and accompanying the patient in regaining his or her identity and place in life
How?Assessment of the situation, treatment and modeling of the skin, adjustments with the help of splints or other aids, pressure on the affected parts of the body, functional rehabilitation
When?In the acute or post-acute phase
Where?In the practice, in the hospital or in the clinic