Occupational Therapy

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Our Hours

8:00-4:30 Monday thru Friday

 

Tips for Patients and Caregivers

www.aota.org

www.lymphedemaresources.org

Nemaha County Hospital Home Healthcare

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Skills for the Job of Living

Occupational therapists work with people whose lives have been interrupted by illness, injury, developmental disability and aging to develop or restore independence with everyday tasks at home, at work and at play.

At Nemaha County Hospital, the Occupational Therapist will evaluate your needs and desires. Together, you will determine specific goals. Then a program will be developed just for you that is designed to increase your independence, safety and confidence.

 

Practical Solutions for Everyday Living

If a person exhibits one or more of the following symptoms or changes in conditions, he/she could be expected to benefit from Occupational Therapy services:

  • Inability or difficulty feeding self.
  • Decreased self-care abilities (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting).
  • Decreased home management abilities (making the bed, doing laundry, preparing meals, cleaning).
  • Driving issues.
  • Need for modifications of the home for independence and/or safety.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Decreased balance.
  • Difficulty with transfers.
  • Easily fatigued or shortness of breath during normal activities.
  • Decreased upper extremity function (elbow, wrist, hand)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis
    • Contractures
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Nerve Injuries
    • Trigger Finger
    • Medical Epicondylitis
    • Arthritis
    • Humerus Fracture
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Wrist Fracture
  • Need for individualized splint fabrication.
  • Decreased mental abilities, including difficulties with sequencing, following directions, memory.
  • Positioning needs, as it relates to problems with skin tears, skin integrity and development of contractures.
  • Poor fit in wheelchair, or needing a new wheelchair or scooter.
  • Decreased vision.
  • LSVT BIG for Parkinson's or other neurological conditions.

 

Stacey Vrtiska, OT

Stacey graduated from College of Saint Mary in 2007 with her Masters in Occupational Therapy. Stacey has worked in many areas of OT including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services, and home health. She is clinically trained as a Lymphedema therapist, works with a variety of injuries including the hand, wrist, and elbow along with neurological injuries of CVA, SCI, and TBI. She LSVT BIG certified and is trained in the Graston Technique, Kinesiotaping, NDT, and Neuro-IFRA. Stacey is married and has 1 daughter and enjoys spending her time with family, scrapbooking, cooking and baking, gardening and canning, as well as hunting.