Pain management encompasses many different types of treatments and therapies. Some treatments are designed to control or reduce pain, and other therapies are meant to help patients cope with chronic pain and live their life. Occupational therapy can be a key component in managing chronic pain and finding ways to improve your quality of life. Caliber Pain™ in NYC utilizes occupational therapy as one of our treatment modalities as part of our multidisciplinary approach to pain management.
What Is Occupational Therapy?
Adapting to a chronic pain disorder or disability is a vital component of living your life to the fullest. Many chronic pain conditions cannot be cured, but that does not mean you cannot overcome many obstacles. Occupational therapy is a medical specialty that focuses on adaptations that can be made to help you accomplish your goals. Whether it is returning to work or re-establishing your personal routine, occupational therapy offers solutions for managing your life. Some components of occupational therapy may include:
- Learning to use assistive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
- New ways to perform daily tasks
- Alternative options for work activities
- Improving motor skills
- Strengthening exercises
- Improving balance
- Behavioral or organizational tools
At Caliber Pain™, we understand that patients need a comprehensive treatment plan for living with a chronic pain condition. This includes interventional treatment options for managing pain, but it also requires learning ways to continue being independent and productive in your life. We have occupational therapy specialists in our network. They can offer expertise in managing daily life for our patients with disabilities or limitations caused by their chronic pain condition.
If you are living with a chronic pain disorder or disability, our team at Caliber Pain™ offers a multidisciplinary approach for pain management and treatment. We include a wide variety of specialists and treatment modalities in our treatment plans, including occupational therapy. Contact our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to schedule your first pain management evaluation.