AMH's occupational therapy department is staffed by local occupational therapists of MSM Enterprises, LLC, owned and operated by Brett and Dorian Morrison. In collaboration with AMH, the staff of MSM Enterprises, LLC, has provided high-quality occupational therapy services to Antelope Memorial Hospital and other entities in northeast Nebraska since 2006.
AMH's OT team, consisting of two occupational therapists and an occupational therapy assistant, work collaboratively with the other disciplines of AMH. They are committed to providing compassionate, specialized occupational therapy services to patients of all ages and stages of life. They help empower their patients to reach their personal goals for "living" and completing daily living, work and leisure activities as independently as possible. Occupational therapy is involved with patient care during an inpatient stay, outpatient therapy or as part of home health services.
Dorian Morrison, MS, OTR/L and director
Sydney Schlenger, COTA/L
Amy Scott, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational therapy may help individuals with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to:
Children with birth injuries, learning deficits, or developmental disabilities
Congenital heart failure
Elbow, wrist, and finger injuries
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants work with people across the lifespan who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.
Occupational Therapy Services Provided:
Customized treatment programs aimed at improving abilities to carry out activities of daily living to include: dressing, eating, bathing, hygiene, housekeeping, cooking and recreation. This may include assessing a patient's body mechanics and providing recommendations to improve how the patient performs tasks. Identifying more efficient and ergonomically sound ways to perform tasks can help reduce fall risk, help prevent injury, reduce fatigue and conserve energy.
Educate on the use of adaptive equipment such as an extended shoehorn, reacher or sock aid to assist in daily living skills.
Compensatory training to accommodate for physical or cognitive deficits/impairments.
Comprehensive evaluation of the home environment to decrease risks for falls and increase overall safety to remain in the home.
Providing instruction to family members and attendants in safe and effective methods of caring for individuals as well as education on strategies to help decrease caregiver burden.
Assessment and treatment of work skills. This may include observation of a patient's performance of tasks for their job.
Upper extremity treatment for patients with scars, burns, injured tendons, nerve injuries, fractures, weakness, incoordination or amputation of the fingers, arm or hand.
Wheelchair assessments including fitting and training.
Habilitative and rehabilitative treatment for infants and children with motor, cognitive and sensory impairments/deficits to enable them to participate more fully in play, self-care and classroom activities.