Jessica Groll, OTR/LOccupational Therapy
Jessica practices out of the Therapy Services Department located at South Lincoln Hospital District in Kemmerer, WY.
**LOCATED ON LOWER LEVEL OF THE HOSPITAL WITH ACCESS THROUGH THE DOORS ON ASH STREET**
Jessica completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree at Idaho State University. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Human Movement Science at Utah State University, and Associate's degree in Exercise Science at Western Wyoming Community College.
Jessica is a certified occupational therapist with NBCOT. She is a licensed occupational therapist practitioner within the states of Wyoming and Utah.
I was raised in Evanston, Wyoming and spend the majority of my free time with family and being outdoors. Some of my favorite activities include gardening, swimming, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, reading, and spending time with my dogs and horses. I enjoy learning and am always learning something new. I am passionate about holistic health and wellness. This has greatly influenced my career as an occupational therapist practitioner as holistic health and wellness is one of occupational therapy's greatest foundations.
"I value individualized, quality healthcare and providing individuals with the skills needed to enable their participation and independence in meaningful life tasks." - Jessica Groll, OTR/L
What is occupational therapy?
'Occupation' is traditionally defined as anything we do that 'occupies' our time. Therefore, occupations include the things we need or want to do, that are meaningful and purposeful to an individual at any age. Some examples include participating in activities of daily living, performing roles such as a caregiver or employee, and performing everyday skills needed to live within the home and community. Occupational therapy (OT) values independently participating in meaningful occupations. OT services assist in overcoming limitations and barriers that negatively impact occupational performance by providing the necessary tools and skills needed for increased independence.
This includes but is not limited to the following OT services:
Hand/wrist/elbow/shoulder injury rehabilitation
Functional activity retraining
Desensitization and sensory retraining
DME training / adaptive equipment training
Neurological deficit rehabilitation*
Work-related injury prevention and ergonomic services
Pediatric developmental training**
Low vision compensatory training
Strength, conditioning, and functional endurance retraining
Work hardening / return to work
* Neurological deficits include but not limited to: Parkinson's disease, Cerebrovascular Accident also known as a 'stroke', Spinal Cord Injury, TBI, Huntington's disease, dementia including Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome
**Pediatric developmental training involves addressing developmental areas of physical, cognitive, neurological, sensory, and social skills appropriate for the child's age and how this impacts a child's functional performance in everyday roles.