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Therapy Department

Occupational Therapy

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is proud to provide a wide variety of therapy services. We offer both inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy services. Occupational therapy provides services for people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental, or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Whether it’s pediatric therapy to support a child’s development, adult rehabilitation for enhanced daily living, fall prevention, therapy for Parkinson’s, or lymphedema treatment, our integrated occupational therapy services at MRHC are tailored to individuals of all ages, addressing a wide range of needs designed to promote independence, mobility, and overall well-being.

Pediatric Services

Pediatric care ensures that children are meeting developmental milestones and progressing as they should. Common warning signs that a child may need occupational therapy include delayed fine motor and preschool skills as well as self-care. Additional red flags include: 

  • Avoiding ordinary touch and movement
  • Seeks excessive touch and movement
  • Trouble with coordination
  • Difficulty concentrating or following directions
  • Fatigues easily
  • Poor perception of pain
  • Tantrums with changes in routine
  • Caution with new tasks
  • Oral sensitivity (mouth stuffing and excessive mouthing of objects)
  • Fine motor skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Learning basic tasks (brushing teeth, tying shoes, self-feeding)
  • Maintaining positive behaviors in all environments
  • Evaluating for specialized equipment

Beneficial for:
  • Birth injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Learning problems
  • Behavior problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Autism / pervasive developmental disorders
  • Cerebral palsy and other chronic illnesses
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Head injuries
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Adult Services

Occupational therapy services are offered for adults who have difficulties with routine care.

Promote independence and safety with:
  • Activities of daily living (dressing, showering, toileting)
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (meal preparation, shopping)
Diagnose and treat:
  • Work related injuries (shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel)
  • Pain management

Geriatric Services

The goal of geriatric care is to get elderly people stronger and back home to be able to live independently because 90% of older adults want to stay in their homes as they age. MRHC’s Occupational Therapist has experience working in local nursing homes and brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to geriatric care.

Occupational therapy treatments can help with aging in place by promoting independence and safety. Aging in place means that an individual makes a conscious decision to live in the residence of their choice for as long as they can with the comforts that are important to them. As they age, adding supplementary services to facilitate their living conditions and maintain their quality of life may be necessary. 

Promote aging in place through:
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Muscle strengthening and balance
  • Home modification: grab bars, lighting, toilet riser
  • Social and emotional health promotion
  • Personal care device management
Provide assistance with:
  • Household chores
  • Money management
  • Health care
  • Getting around (adaptive devices: cane, walker, wheelchair)
  • Cooking, laundry, showering, shopping, and medications
  • Cognition and memory


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