Occupational Therapy Department
Occupational Therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Occupational Therapy optimizes Soldier performance and readiness, in both garrison and operational environments, in support of the Total Force.
Occupational Therapy is the Army's premiere performance focused profession, ready to meet the ever-changing challenges of today and the future.
What conditions do WAMC OTs treat?
General upper extremity orthopedic, sports or physical training Injuries of an acute or chronic nature.
Upper extremity combat injuries or non-combat injuries that can be physically rehabilitated in general orthopedic outpatient environment.
Injury prevention strategies presented to your unit.
Mild to moderate neurological conditions such as peripheral neuropathies, related to chronic neurologic conditions.
Off duty accidents/injuries to include but not limited to Motor Vehicle/Motorcycle accidents.
What services can we provide?
Soft tissue management of ligament, muscle, and tendon injuries of the upper extremities utilizing instruments and other methods for advanced soft tissue management of dysfunctional soft tissue
Rehabilitation management of fractures of the upper extremities
Manual therapy of the upper extremities to include joint mobilization
Activity analysis and management of occupational dysfunction
Therapeutic Exercise prescription and education for the
Hot and Cold Modalities
Orthotic device fabrication, fitting and prescription
Activity of Daily Living Training
Acute care services to improve functional status and safety
Life skills training and coping mechanisms
Services Not Offered at WAMC
- WAMC OT Department is not equipped or staffed to provide comprehensive outpatient neurological rehabilitation services for stroke, spinal cord injury, or other complex Neurological conditions. These conditions will be deferred to network.
- WAMC OT Department does not have the capacity to perform Pediatric Occupational Therapy, but several quality pediatric therapy centers are located within the Fayetteville area. These conditions will be deferred to network.
The Womack Army Medical Center Occupational Therapy Officer in Charge works with referral management, and the referring providers to ensure patients are appropriately referred for rehabilitative services either in the clinic or to the network.
Link to common diagnoses we treat:
Link to American Occupational Therapy Association:
To find out more about how Occupational Therapy can help to improve your quality of life, or to ask about scheduling an appointment, contact us.