Occupational Therapy

A picture of an occupational therapist performing joint mobilization for occupational therapy at STAR Physical Therapy.

What is Occupational Therapy?

"Occupational Therapy (OT) intervention uses everyday life activities (occupations) to promote health, well-being, and your ability to participate in the important activities in your life." - (AOTA.org)

At STAR Physical Therapy, we understand that hand and upper extremity conditions can be complex and require specialized care. That is why we offer a talented team of Occupational Therapists dedicated to providing you with the expert care you deserve. In addition, we work closely with you to develop a personalized intervention plan to help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life. Furthermore, many of our Occupational Therapists are pursuing advanced certification to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).

What conditions do Occupational Therapists treat?

At STAR Physical Therapy, our Occupational Therapists work with a diverse patient population, including injured workers, children, and older adults. They specialize in the treatment of a broad spectrum of hand and upper extremity conditions, including:

  • Work-related injuries
  • Upper extremity traumas
  • Post-operative diagnoses
  • Neurological conditions such as strokes

What does an Occupational Therapy evaluation include?

Occupational Therapy is a highly personalized form of therapy, and our evaluations are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. At STAR Physical Therapy, our Occupational Therapy evaluations are focused on determining your current level of function and what is important to you. This includes a medical history, life experiences, and your interests. Following evaluation, our Occupational Therapists will create a unique intervention plan aimed at improving your ability to perform specific activities of daily living (ADLs) to help you reach your personal goals and improve your quality of life.

A picture of a patient wearing a hand splint for occupational therapy rehabilitation at STAR Physical Therapy.

What interventions do Occupational Therapists use?

Our Occupational Therapists use a variety of interventions to help you achieve your goals, including:

  • ADL training: education on modifications, and joint protection, including adaptive equipment and ergonomics
  • Range of motion, strengthening, functional activities, manual therapy
  • Modalities and custom orthotic fabrication (splints)

Thank you for considering STAR Physical Therapy for your Occupational Therapy needs. We look forward to helping you reach your full potential and live with a high quality of life!

Occupational Therapy is available at the following locations:

Clarksville (North), Dyersburg, Dyersburg (Industrial Park), Goodlettsville, Manchester, McMinnville, McMinnville (Sparta Highway), Murfreesboro, Portland, Smyrna, Springfield, Union City, White House

Hand Therapy is available at the following locations:

Brentwood - Chad Jordan, PT, CHT, Murfreesboro - Danny Smith, OT, CHT, Nashville (East Nashville) - Noelle Austin, MS, PT, CHT

A picture of occupational therapy activities to improve hand strength and coordination at STAR Physical Therapy.

Occupational Therapy available at the following locations: