Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

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

OCCUPATIONAL/SPEECH THERAPY PATIENTS: Your appointments are now located in the white modular building on the North side of our campus. Please use the large ramp (West side) to access the Patient Entrance or call 641-257-4390 for more information. Thank you for your patience as we prepare for our new Rural Health Clinic construction.

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Pediatric Clinic

We encourage periodic assessments to identify—and early intervention to treat—any delays, disorders, or other health issues that might negatively impact your child’s growth and proper development.

At Floyd County Medical Center, our occupational therapists combine physical, emotional, and sensory techniques to increase functional activities for children (ages 3-18) with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and behavioral disorders.

Our specialized Pediatric Therapy room has a ball pit, swing, wall ladder, floor mats, and more.

Hand Clinic

Hand injuries can occur from accidents or repetitive use and usually end up being a major factor in quality of life. We provide our patients ways to rehabilitate with treatment techniques for overuse, fractures, surgeries, tendon, and neurological injuries. We custom fabricate splints to support affected joints, decrease pain, and increase hand function.

Graston Technique

Incorporates specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas of soft tissue restriction in the muscles and tendons. OTs can decrease your nagging upper extremity, neck, and head pain related to overuse, tendonitis, and poor posture with the Graston Technique. 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.

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. This is a customized 6-week core strengthening program.

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 have a fully equipped kitchen to assess , treat, and provide recommendations to patients for home management and safety.

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 a patient’s ability to function safely on the road through an extensive evaluation of vision, cognition, and range of motion to assist physicians and families determine whether a patient is safe to return to driving or to remain driving.

Stroke Rehab

Neuromuscular reeducation for individuals with neurological impairments, such as stroke and brain injury.

Dry Needling

Used to break up dysfunctional tissues or trigger points with the intent to decrease pain, increase blood flow, and decrease tightness of creating intentional micro-injury of the tissue through insertion of a thin monofilament needle.

Lymphedema Management

Manual lymph drainage massage, multilayers compression bandaging, exercises, and assistance in obtaining a sequential pneumatic compression pump for home use.

FCMC Occupational Therapists:

Kim Sterken, OTR/L, MOT, CLT – [email protected]
Shaye Witte, OTR/L, MOT
Kayla Sullivan, COTA/L, CLT
Miranda Biermann, OTR/L, OTD

(641) 257-4390

Have a Question?

Our therapists would love to connect with you and answer any questions you may have about any conditions that may benefit from therapy services, how services can been obtained, personal wellness or information on developmental guidelines. Your question will be sent to a secure server and will be kept completely confidential. Questions will be responded to on Facebook, not to you directly.

Click here to submit your question – Ask the Therapist.