Occupational Therapy

Therapy to enhance your daily life

Occupational therapy helps patients participate in activities that are important to their daily life. Our occupational therapists use a variety of treatment options to help improve your activity level and quality of life. They work with you to develop individual goals specific to your needs, helping you regain a higher level of function and safety. We treat patients of all ages each of whom benefits from a treatment plan specific to their unique needs and goals.

We use proven therapies, along with technology and compassionate care, to offer you the best possible outcome. More than 98% of our patients say our therapists are knowledgeable and skilled.

Who needs occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is used to treat a variety of physical, sensory and cognitive (thinking) conditions. Your doctor and occupational therapist will work with you to determine if therapy is right for you.

Occupational therapy can also be used to treat many other conditions, including:

  • Amputations, including the use of prosthetics (artificial body parts) for upper and lower limbs
  • Arthritis and related joint disorders
  • Brain injuries including concussions and strokes
  • Burns and traumatic (serious) injuries
  • Debility
  • Fractures
  • Medically complex health conditions, often following heart attack, surgery, serious illness
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system
  • Neurological disorders of the brain, spine or nerves
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Repetitive motion disorders from the overuse of muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Visual or cognitive deficits
  • Work-related injuries

Patients with many of the above listed hand and arm-related conditions may also benefit from our comprehensive hand therapy program, provided by physical, occupational and certified hand therapists. Learn more about our hand therapy program.

Pediatric occupational therapy is geared to our youngest patients from birth to age 21. Our specially trained pediatric occupational therapists treat fine motor dysfunction, developmental delays, sensory integration, feeding difficulties and much more.

We also offer specialized care for individuals who have cancer to help and support them as they continue to engage in daily activities before, during and after surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Learn more about the unique care available through ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation.

What to expect

Your occupational therapist will work with you to create a care plan based on your individual situation and goals.

Your first appointment will last about an hour. During this visit, your therapist will examine you and listen to and assess your needs to develop the plan that’s best for you. He or she may also visit your home or office to better understand your daily activities.

Treatment may focus on improving:

  • Daily activities such as eating, feeding, bathing or using the bathroom
  • Meal preparation
  • Home and financial management
  • Mobility, standing and sitting
  • Executive functions, including information processing, planning, organization, attention to task and attention to details, behavioral and social skills
  • Visual processing and perception
  • Ability to return to driving, work and/or school activities

During ongoing appointments, your therapist will reassess your progress and adjust your treatment as needed to make sure your goals are being met. Your progress will help your therapist determine the right amount of therapy appointments for you.

Learn if Occupational Therapy Is Right for You