Lymphedema: Our certified lymphedema therapist specializes in performing manual lymphatic drainage and compression bandaging as needed to improve lymphatic flow and decrease edema. This very gentle massage technique can be used to treat lymphedema related to cancer surgeries or treatments and to decrease post-operative edema. We can also assist you with information on compression garments for long-term treatment of your lymphedema.
Seating and mobility: Our team works with you to ensure proper wheelchair positioning to maximize functional independence and promote good posture, breathing, digestion, and prevention of skin problems. We accomplish this by reviewing a complete history of your environment, occupational and/or physical therapy evaluation, assessment of current equipment, current diagnosis and prognosis, and functional assessment of your seating and mobility needs.
Balance therapy (vestibular therapy): Our vestibular therapists specialize in the treatment of balance impairments and dizziness. Three systems contribute to balance are examined; vestibular system (equilibrium), visual/ oculomotor and somatosensory inputs. An exercise program is customized to address the patient’s specific needs. Conditions treated include but are not limited to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vestibular hypofunction, migraine associated vertigo, cervicogenic dizziness, oculomotor dysfunction.
Low vision: If you have been diagnosed with low vision, UAMS can help you increase your independence and safety. It is possible for people with vision limitations to continue to live independent and meaningful lives with the assistance of an occupational therapist. Using our services, you can improve your reading and writing abilities, meal preparation skills and personal finance management.