Occupational Therapy – What Is It?

Occupational Therapy focuses on treating patients who are recovering from a range of ailments, teaching them how to adapt and live life to the fullest. These ailments can be physical, mental, developmental, and emotional, impacting a person’s ability to perform daily activities at any age.

Occupational therapists typically work with patients who display:

  • Birth Injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain or the spinal cord
  • Autism &

A Brief History of Physical Therapy


While Physical Therapy has been around for ages, practicing this therapy as a career is still relatively new.  The roots of some of the physical therapy treatments used today can be found in ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations. These ancient civilizations were using manual therapy and exercise to treat pain and disease,

Arthritis and Physical Therapy

Did you know that physical therapy can help ease the discomfort and stiffness caused by arthritis?

Strive! physical therapists explain that arthritis is simply the inflammation and irritation of joints. Although we are more likely to suffer from arthritis as we get older, activity can also be a factor.

Building up strength and stability helps.

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

This month, Strive! is pleased to recognize the Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) who help our patients communicate better, feel better, and live better every day.

Strive! SLPs work with inpatients at Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, and are trained to assess and treat speech disorders, language and communication disorders,

April is Occupational Therapy Month

As the Occupational Therapy profession turns 100 this year, Strive! is celebrating our occupational therapists who make patients’ lives better every day.

It’s a popular misconception that occupational therapy is related to a person’s occupation or job. But it actually focuses on helping patients achieve independence in their daily lives.

“It’s the little things that help patients find their purpose,” says Harry Choi,