Occupational Therapy is a holistic approach to rehabilitation. It is therapy based on performing the
meaningful activities of daily life (self care skills, eduction, work or social interaction and for children it
is play), especially to enable or enhance participation in such activities despite impairments or
limitations in physical or mental functioning. *Occupational Therapy is for people of all ages-to improve
skills that help them perform daily tasks at home and at school, at work and at play.
*(Eleventh Edition of Miriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 2003, as developed with the American
Occupational Therapy Association.)
In the outpatient setting we treat patients of all ages with orthopedic injuries to the upper extremities,
neurological impairments, children with developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Occupational Therapy works in the Skilled Nursing Facility to rehabilitate patients so they can return
to their highest level of function - that possibly includes returning to the home environment. We work in
Home Health to help patients to learn to be as independent and as safe as possible in their home
environment and in the inpatient setting to begin with basic strengthening, adaptive equipment and
ADL retraining to prepare them for the next step of the rehabilitative process. We work alongside
Physical Therapist, Speech/Language Pathologists, nursing staff, Social Services department and the
discharge planner in a collaborative effort to provide or patients with well rounded therapeutic
intervention developed specifically to fit the individual needs of each patient.
Please contact Kimberly Horn, OTR at the Hardeman County Rehabilitation Department at (940)
663-6132 and I will be happy to talk about Occupational Therapy with you!
305 West 3rd Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 663-6132