Occupational Therapy

HealingStrides of Virginia is now offering occupational therapy services for individuals 5 years and above. Clients will work with an occupational therapist to improve their living skills and overall quality of life by participating in meaningful activities. Occupational therapists perform comprehensive evaluations and create individualized treatment plans to help clients reach their goals. OT evaluations assess clients from a holistic perspective, taking into account physical, psychosocial, cognitive and environmental factors.  The occupational therapist collaborates with clients to develop an intervention plan that addresses their specific needs. Performance areas that can addressed in occupational therapy include:

·      Activities of daily living (dressing, personal hygiene, etc.)

·      Social skills

·      Fine motor skills

·      Gross motor skills

·      Sensory processing

·      Community engagement

·      Balance and coordination

·      Attention and concentration

Diagnosis that can benefit from OT services include:

·      Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

·      Intellectual disabilities

·      Developmental disabilities

·      Cognitive limitations  

·      Cerebral Palsy

·      Parkinson’s

·      Downs Syndrome

·      Traumatic brain injuries

·      Multiple sclerosis

·      Stroke

Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in length and are offered once to twice a week, based on the client’s need. To receive OT services, clients will need a written physician’s referral for occupational therapy and fax it to 540-334-2941.  Clients should also submit the online screening and consent forms prior to the evaluation date. Please call 540-334-5825to schedule an evaluation time with Ashley Ingram OTD, OTR/L.

Ashely Ingram has a bachelor's degree in equine business from Virginia Tech and a doctorate in occupational therapy from Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. As an OT she helps clients across the lifespan achieve their goals through individualized and functional treatment plans. She has practiced in multiple settings including outpatient pediatrics, community mental health, and acute care. Areas of professional interest include incorporating animals into treatment and research. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horses, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with friends and family.

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