Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy helps individuals regain or develop skills essential for independent living.

Individuals who may be referred to occupational therapy may have diagnoses such as:

  • hand, shoulder or arm conditions or injuries
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • lymphedema
  • post stroke, Parkinson’s or other neurologic condition
  • work related injuries
  • developmental disabilities
  • total joint replacements
  • head injuries
  • spinal cord injuries

The Occupational Therapy team at Pender Community Hospital see both inpatients and outpatients and work closely with other hospital personnel in order to provide quality services and education to the patients and their families. Occupational therapy’s goal is to assist patients in learning or redeveloping skills for day-to-day living.

Treatments may include:

  • use of adaptive equipment
  • strengthening
  • palliative modalities
  • edema control
  • fine motor coordination
  • cognitive/perceptual training
  • sensory re-education
  • homemaking/ survival skills

Pender Community Hospital employs two full-time certified occupational therapists. The occupational therapist evaluates the patient’s condition/lifestyle and develops a treatment to help the patient reach their full potential of independent living. The certified occupational therapist assistant may assist the occupational therapist with progressing the patient through their treatment program.

Haley Haymart, right, is one of PCH’s on staff Occupational Therapists.
  • For more information, or to schedule an appointment to see the occupational therapist, please call the rehab services department at 402-385-4026.