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Occupational therapists (OTs) help you live your life more independently after an injury or illness.

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Pediatric Therapy

OTs encourage early intervention to identify and treat any health issues that might have a negative impact on your child’s growth and proper development. At FCMC, we have a specialized pediatric therapy room with a ball pit, swing, wall ladder, floor mats, and more to meet the sensory needs of children with autism, ADHD, and other childhood diagnoses.

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Hand Clinic

OTs specialize in the treatment of hand injuries. We provide the most current treatment techniques for overuse, fractures, surgeries, and nerve and tendon injuries. We custom fabricate splints to support affected joints, decrease pain, and increase hand function.

Graston Technique

OTs can decrease your nagging upper extremity, neck, and head pain related to overuse, tendonitis, and poor posture with the Graston Technique, a set of specialized instruments developed to effectively breakdown fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The Graston Technique is also very effective in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

Stroke Rehab

OTs provide rehab for patients with neurological impairments, such as stroke and brain injuries, through specialized activities to increase strength and coordination of the affected upper extremity. We utilize the Omnistim Fx² Pro PENS therapy system to increase neural activation in patients with hemiplegia. We also provide extensive vision therapy for patients with a visual deficit after a stroke.

Lymphedema Therapy

We offer comprehensive lymphedema and venous edema management program for people of all ages.  This advanced program combines specialized massage techniques along with a customized bandaging system used to assist the lymphatic system and decrease the edema in the extremities.

Continence Improvement Program

We utilize the state-of-the-art Omnistim Fx² Pro to non-invasively treat urinary incontinence. This technique of electrical stimulation along with very specific, targeted exercise has already demonstrated amazing improvements in bladder control – even in patients who have suffered from incontinence for many years! Urinary incontinence does not have to be accepted as a normal part of aging. We can help!

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Activities of Daily Living

OTs specialize in maximizing your independence. We can assess your ability to perform activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, and toileting independently. We can also assess and practice meal preparation and safety in our therapy kitchen.

Home Safety Education

OTs complete comprehensive home assessments to provide recommendations for a safe and independent living environment. An OT can make recommendations to your home, especially the bathroom, to make your home safer and more accessible.

PreDriving Skills Assessment

OTs assess and provide recommendations for driving safety through comprehensive assessment of range of motion, vision, and cognition. Our goal is to keep you safe behind the wheel.

Contact Us

FCMC Occupational Therapy
(641) 228-6830 ext 3480

  • Kim Sterken, OTR/L, MOT – ksterken@fcmhosp.com
  • Katherine Gast, COTA/L
  • Kayla Sullivan, COTA/L, CPAM