Individuals with disabilities often benefit from temporary or permanent modifications to their home, school, or work place so that they can be more independent. Modifications may include simple changes such as:
More complex needs may include:
A visit to a person’s home or work place may be needed to evaluate a client’s accessibility needs and make recommendations for necessary modifications. WWRC Occupational Therapists are able to complete home and worksite evaluations which are often done in collaboration with rehabilitation and computer systems engineers to achieve optimal solutions.
Ergonomic assessments can also be provided at a client’s worksite. The principles of ergonomics are applied to improve a client’s efficiency and reduce the likelihood of repetitive stress injuries. Additional knowledge and considerations are required when modifying worksite. A wide variety of ergonomic products and chairs are available for evaluation through the Occupational Therapy (OT) Department. Loans of products are sometimes offered to allow an extended evaluation of possible solutions. Collaboration with rehabilitation engineers and computer system engineers is available when necessary.
Email:Occupational Therapy (OccupationalTherapyInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov) | Phone: 800-345-9972, Ext. 7118 or 540-332-7118 | TTY 800-811-7893