Brighter Skies Therapy
We are proud to offer a unique blend of "client-centered" Occupational Therapy services that include assessments and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of children and adults with physical, mental, sensory, or cognitive disorders.
Training in Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living (ADL) are also called self-help or self-care activities. These activities can include everyday tasks such as dressing, self-feeding, bathing, laundry, and/or meal preparation. Sometimes adaptive equipment is needed to assist with these tasks, which can include items such as a reacher, long-handled sponge, buttonholer, rocker knife, and/or built-up spoon.
We will work with the client to address these skills and work to improve as needed.
Pediatric Developmental Assessment and Treatment
Our therapists administer comprehensive assessments. Specific skills that may be assessed include:
Visual motor and visual perceptual skills
Fine motor development related to dexterity, strength, grasp efficiency, range of motion, and bilateral use (how well the hands work together)
Gross motor strength, endurance, and coordination
Motor planning abilities
Self-help skills related to dressing, grooming, and feeding
Executive functioning skills related to attention, organization, flexibility, etc.
Self-regulation (how a child calms themselves or adapts to their environment)
Sensory processing abilities (how a child processes what he sees, hears, feels, etc. and produces an appropriate response)
Upper Body Orthopedic Injury Intervention
Brighter Skies Therapy offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with common injuries and disorders of the shoulders, arms and hands; that need surgery for cumulative trauma disorders; fractures; tendon repairs; joint replacements; or ligament injuries. An individualized treatment plan is established for each patient from injury or surgery through recovery. The plan allows patients to return to optimal functional levels in their daily activities.
Conditions commonly treated are surgical and non-surgical shoulder injuries (rotator cuff tendonitis/rotator cuff repair, total shoulder repair, shoulder impingement syndrome with or without decompression, adhesive capsulitis with or without capsular release), tendon repairs, fractures, arthritis/tendonitis/bursitis, repetitive strain injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome, and elbow lateral epicondylitis).
Holistic Assessment/ Education
Occupational therapy is unique in that it uses a holistic approach to look not only at the reasons a client’s participation in activities has been impacted, but also at the client’s roles and environment and includes wellness promotion, rehabilitation, and habilitation. Our therapists assist the client in regaining function or adapting to changes by assessing and addressing the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and environmental aspects of recovery.
Holistic occupational therapy combines mind-body-spirit therapies with the best of occupational therapy practices to provide health, wellness and disease prevention services.
Sensory Integration Therapy
Sensory Integration/ Processing Dysfunction involves problems with sense of touch, smell, hearing, taste, sight, body coordination, and movement against gravity which is common with Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, sensory modulation disorder, and prematurity. They may also be present in children who do not have medical diagnoses. We work closely with parents of kids with these difficulties to tailor the best interventions to help them be able to function by addressing the needs of their sensory systems.
For people with brain injury and their families, cognitive problems may be the greatest barrier to returning to “normal” life. These difficulties involve memory, attention, social behavior, safety judgment, and planning and carrying out future actions. They affect a person’s ability to care for himself, keep appointments, complete tasks, or interact with people appropriately. At stake is the person’s ability to succeed at work, school, or home. Without treatment for cognitive problems, the long-term effects can be devastating.
We now offer Telemedicine (Online) services for our private pay clients! Hopefully, we will be able to offer these services to our clients with insurance soon.