We found 253 occupational therapists near Merriam, KS.

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Susan G. Cox OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 8900 State Line Road, Olathe, KS 66206
Lora L. Wendling CHT, OTR/L
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 13847 W 63rd Street, Olathe, KS 66216
Erin Burgert OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 10000 W 75th Street, Olathe, KS 66203
Nancy Jane Bovee OT
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 9100 W 74th Street, Olathe, KS 66204
Sheryl LeVota, OTR/L
Specializes in Occupational Therapy, General Pediatrics
Address: 4310 W 63rd Street, Olathe, KS 66205
Marcy Lynette Deatherage OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 16816 West 83rd Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66219
Amy M. Ellis OT
Specializes in Occupational Therapy, Therapy
Address: 8550 Marshall Drive, Olathe, KS 66214
Clinical Interests: rehabilitation
Laine Z. Bowman OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: Overland Park, KS
Shawna Dobbe OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: Lenexa, KS
Ms. Sarah Kay Banker OTRL
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 7620 Metcalf Avenue, Olathe, KS 66204
Mrs. Joan Ziegler Delahunt M.S., OTR/L
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 7620 Metcalf Avenue, Olathe, KS 66204
Ms. Lacey Alice Marie Dickson OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
Address: 7312 Antioch Road, Olathe, KS 66204
Ms. Virginia R. Dieffenbach OTR L
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 5350 W 61st Place, Olathe, KS 66202
Ms. Helen Margaret Snow OTR
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 7620 Metcalf Avenue, Olathe, KS 66204
Mrs. Tammy J. Bruegger OT L
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: Overland Park, KS
Ms. Susan Elizabeth Dyer OTRL
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
Address: 7620 Metcalf Avenue, Olathe, KS 66204
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What is Occupational Therapy?

Disabilities, injuries, or illness can sometimes present obstacles to participation in daily activities. Occupational therapists help their patients adapt and improve useful skills, so that they can succeed at living the life they want.

Typically, occupational therapists address problem areas using a three-pronged approach, to see where adaptations or therapy might be needed. First, they look at the task the patient is attempting. Second, they look at the patient's ability to perform that task. Finally, they look at the environment in which the task is being performed. Any one or all three of those areas may need adjusting to make the task more manageable.

Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens. They also address all kinds of illness, injury, and disability. Because the scope of their practice is so broad, the therapies they use are widely different for every patient. Some of the therapies they might use include:
  • Advising a company on how to make an office wheelchair-accessible
  • Setting goals for rehabilitation
  • Creating exercise or treatment plans to increase strength or range of motion
  • Contacting support services within the patient's community
  • Creating adaptations for the home, school, or workplace
  • Identifying coping strategies for pain or stress
  • Educating families about a diagnosis

Engaging in the routine activities of daily life, especially social activities, is extremely important for our well being. Not being able to do the things you want to do or interact with loved ones can even take a toll on your physical health. Occupational therapists are a significant part of the medical team. They help you not only to stay well, but also to lead a productive life full of the things that are important to you.
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