Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at University Hospitals Helps Patients Return to Normal Daily Activities

Occupational therapists at University Hospitals’ Rehabilitation Services use interviews, observation and functional assessments to evaluate patients before devising individualized treatment plans. Working collaboratively with the referring physician and physical medicine doctor, our professional therapists offer effective treatment that allows patients to do daily activities and fulfill career responsibilities without further injury or pain.

Individualized Goals and Treatment Interventions

Each patient’s needs are carefully taken into consideration during occupational therapy. Working collaboratively with the therapist, each patient will have specific goals established and therapies to help meet these goals. Occupational therapists focus on improving upper body strength and function. The focus of improving function includes maximizing independence of activities of daily living (self-care, home management, hand writing), return to work or school, and play/leisure activities. Interventions may include:

Occupational Therapy
  • Activity and environmental modifications
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Certified hand therapy
  • Custom splints and orthotics for the hand and fingers
  • Ergonomics
  • Joint protection and energy conservation techniques
  • Lymphatic therapy
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist rehabilitation
  • Strength, coordination and flexibility exercises

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