Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapists are rehabilitation professionals that help people regain, develop, and build skills that are important for independent functioning, health, well-being, security, and happiness. Occupational therapy practitioners work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, or developmental or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance in learning skills to enable them to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapy can prevent injury or the worsening of existing conditions or disabilities and it promotes independent functioning in individuals who may otherwise require institutionalization or other long-term care. Occupational therapy maximizes the quality of life for the individual, their family, and other caregivers.

Home Health Services
Our staff of licensed therapy professionals are available to provide physical therapy, occupational and speech pathology services in your home to promote greater levels of function and independence, and a chance to be near family and friends while you recover from illness or surgical procedures.

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, including pediatric therapy services are available by our staff through Mercer Health Home Care.

T102's "Ask the Expert" Scott Gels about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Scott, O.T.R./L., OT Director, is a Coldwater native and a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS degree in Occupational Therapy. Scott has been practicing for 18 years, 15 of those years have been with CSTC. He has treated patients from 6 weeks old to a 104 and has developed a specialty with inpatient acute care as well as outpatient upper extremity rehabilitation.

Scott and his team have worked on everything from sprains and strains to complex surgical reconstructions from both local doctors and the major hand trauma facilities in Columbus, Indianapolis, and Louisville.

Scott has certification in the Ergoscience functional capacity evaluation and on-site job demands analysis programs, with over 12 years of onsite treatment and job site analysis. Our OT team has developed programs for sprain and strain early identification and work injury prevention working closely with the employee and the employer.