Occupational Therapy Services

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On-site occupational therapy services help to assist you participate in the daily activities you find meaningful and purposeful.

Specially-trained practitioners have the knowledge and skill to help mitigate the potential effects of treatment using individualized treatment plans. Our goal is to improve quality of life by providing high-quality and evidence-based therapy services throughout the continuum of care.

  • Therapy for Each Stage of Treatment

    While you are undergoing treatment, therapy can help maintain physical well-being and reduce discomfort. After treatment, therapy can help you regain function and strength. Occupational Therapy can address the needs at each stage of your treatment and survivorship.

  • Occupational Therapy Services Offered:

    • Lymphedema Management
    • Exercise and strengthening
    • Addressing psychosocial and emotional concerns
    • Adaptive equipment recommendations
    • Addressing “Chemo Brain/Fog” or other cognitive concerns
    • Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Balance problems
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Courtney Hundtoft

Meet Our Occupational Therapist

“Occupational therapy has a distinct value and effect on everyday living, health, and well-being. Our unique focus on our patients as holistic persons, lends to patient-centered interventions that are especially meaningful and purposeful.”

Get to Know Courtney

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What made you pursue Occupational Therapy as your career?

At a young age I helped care for my grandmother and those memories will forever solidify why I chose this line of work. This is likely what most healthcare providers say, but I can relate, I truly just want to help people! Why I continue to pursue this profession is for the connection that I make with my patients and to have the opportunity to provide them with the education and safety so that they can be their best advocate. Being able to connect with someone at their most vulnerable state and find ways to adapt and strengthen meaningful areas of their life no matter what the stage of their diagnosis is very important to me.

How important is it to receive OT services after a cancer diagnosis?

Occupational therapists have the ability to help address functional decline in many areas of a patient’s life as they are adapting and experiencing a cancer diagnosis. It is crucial to address weakness, deconditioning, low endurance, neuropathy, fall prevention, and cognitive impairments associated with cancer treatments. By addressing these challenges a patient is able to have greater stamina to fight their cancer and are also provided the tools to cope, function, and adapt their environment as these challenges associated with treatment occur. Occupational therapists view their patients holistically and take great effort to see all aspects of their life and how cancer can negatively impact these areas. I do not just look at strength and dysfunction, but how these deficits impact what matter most, being independent with self-cares, spending time with family, working, cooking, enjoying leisure activities, and being able to function in the community.

What are the education requirements for being an Occupational Therapists, where did you go to school?

I earned my degree from College of Saint Mary. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Studies and my Master’s in Occupational Therapy. My graduate level courses consisted of, Community Based Therapy, Neuro-Rehabilitation, OT Management, Clinical Reasoning, OT Leadership and Advocacy, Therapeutic Modalities, and OT Research as well as two 12 week fieldwork experiences.

What is the best or most exciting part of your job?

Building relationships is by far the most rewarding part of what I do. A patient’s success is my success. All goals are uniquely constructed by the patient and myself to address the barriers that they are experiencing, whether this is low endurance hindering participation in leisure activities, diminished strength impacting ability to garden or play with children or grandchildren, loss of function due to neuropathy making meal prep and fine motor skills challenging, or lymphedema that has altered body image and quality of life. There are interventions to improve or adapt these deficits impeding a patient’s ability to function. I enjoy the challenge of finding ways to address these deficits with my patients. It is exciting to research areas of OT that are helping to support this population!

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?

I love cooking! I am usually always planning some kind of menu for family and friends. I enjoy playing, snuggling, and singing with my 2 little boys and going on walks with my family. If my coffee will stay hot enough after chasing my toddler around on a Saturday morning, I enjoy that too!

What is your favorite time of the year?

I love the fall. I like how the air smells, all the colors, comfy sweatshirts, and hay rack rides!

Best place you’ve ever traveled to?

Southern Spain, Costa Del Sol, warm weather and beautiful water! I loved the paella and all of the quaint markets with the most unique and colorful pottery. The Cayman Islands is a close second!