Specialized Areas of Practice

Buffalo Occupational Therapy offers many specialized areas of practice. As community-based outpatient occupational therapy practitioners, we can address many areas of physical function and functional performance skills. With each of our specialized areas of practice, we seek to create individualized treatment plans that are highly efficient,  collaborative, comprehensive, and always relevant to your daily life. The number one goal of all Buffalo Occupational Therapy practitioners is to maximize your independence, quality of life, and well-being despite ailment, diagnosis, and/or decline of function. 

Our Hybrid Model

By leveraging the full scope of occupational therapy practice, our hybrid model approach offers a complete biophysical-psychosocial-neurocognitive approach to healing and recovery. This means that we help your physical symptoms through traditional means of rehabilitation (stretching, exercises, modalities,  manual therapy) and then we apply it to your daily life to ensure maximum results! 

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation uses a variety of techniques and methods to promote neuroplasticity, neuronal re-patterning, and return of function to enhance daily living. It is used to help those who have  been diagnosed with Neuro-related illness, like Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, or Multiple Sclerosis,  suffered a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury.

Functional Rehabilitation

Buffalo Occupational Therapy uses a unique approach to functional rehabilitation. Using a hybrid method, we begin every plan of care by applying a Neuro-centered approach to repair the areas of your body affected by your injury. We then transition to the areas of your daily life being affected by your injury to ensure carryover and maximize results! We bridge the gap between clinic rehab and your personal life! 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation helps you get back to doing what you love and find meaningful. If you have recently experienced a traumatic medical event, been given a diagnoses affecting your livelihood, or have a loved one needing support and training to enter the work-field for the first time, Buffalo Occupational Therapy can provide vocational rehabilitation for a reasonable cost. 

Adaptive and Durable Medical Equipment

Buffalo Occupational Therapy offers specialized advice on appropriate adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment for aging  in place as well as maximizing independence when living with a progressive disease or chronic illness. Offering low-cost options to address your concerns is something we pride ourselves on, and if we can't offer you a solution, we will find someone who can! 

Environment and Home Assessments

Ensuring your personal physical environment and home environment is accessible and safe is just one area of occupational therapy practice. Buffalo Occupational Therapy is specialized in assessing your physical symptoms and needs and applying this information to creating a livable environment both now and throughout the course of your diagnosis. Occupational therapists seek to maximize independence to keep you living in the place of your choice. 

Kinesiology Taping

Buffalo Occupational Therapy is specialized in applying kinesiology taping techniques to the skin in order to enhance neural plasticity, support recovery, offer joint support, reduce chronic pain, decrease nerve pain,  and help correct muscle imbalances.

Upper Body and Lower Body Rehabilitation

In order to be functional experts, occupational therapists are fully trained in human anatomy- both upper body and lower body rehabilitation strategies and techniques. This allows us to address upper body and lower body diagnoses, posture, balance deficits, and more.

Neuro Centric Rehabilitative Approach

Buffalo Occupational Therapy uses a neuro centered approach and neurological perspective for all areas of recovery. We believe the brain and its ability to communicate with every area of your body, especially the site of injury, is crucial to recovery and maintaining your results. By incorporating neuromuscular re-education throughout every treatment session, our practitioners maximize your body’s ability to adapt and heal the way it was designed to do!

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for older adults should be multifaceted which means many areas of the body should be addressed within one treatment session for any ailment and diagnosis. When one area of your body is not functioning at its best, the rest of your body responds. Because of this, rehabilitation requires a productive aging specialist and an occupational therapist who can build a treatment plan that includes many areas of function such as the nervous, muscular, skeletal, circulatory, and cardiac -pulmonary systems. Buffalo Occupational Therapy is the only outpatient occupational therapy studio specialized in rehabilitation for older adults through Geriatric Rehabilitation in Western New York.

Do we accept Referrals?

Buffalo Occupational Therapy accepts self-referrals through

direct access as well as referrals and prescriptions for 

occupational therapy services from medical providers, 

specialists, and Chiropractors. Because we know how 

important it is to get started in occupational therapy right

away, we work with our patients to obtain the necessary

signatures and referrals for maximum insurance coverage. 

 

Referring to Buffalo Occupational Therapy is simple! 

 

Submit a Referral for Therapy

Why choose Buffalo Occupational Therapy?

Buffalo Occupational Therapy works with you one-on-one to create a treatment plan that will meet your needs, accomplish your desired outcomes, and restore your hope in recovery.          

Buffalo Occupational Therapy practitioners are committed to maintaining current competencies, meeting monthly continuing education goals,  and being well-versed in the latest evidence-based, research-driven treatment models in order to offer you the best treatment possible. 

Specialized occupational therapy practitioners are accessible to their patients, invested in producing treatment plans that will produce results, maximize time spent, and offer you hope for recovery. 

Buffalo Occupational Therapy is currently the first and only  Neuro-centered adult outpatient occupational therapy practice specializing in neurological rehabilitation, functional performance, and rehabilitation for older adults.       

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