Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a medical specialty designed to help people perform everyday activities in daily life – at home, at work and out in the community.

Evaluations and Treatment 

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center occupational therapists can help with:

  • Chronic or repetitive use injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Tendonitis
    • Trigger finger/thumb
    • Computer use injuries
    • Assembly line worker injuries
  • Arthritis - managing and addressing pain
  • Post-surgical therapy
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
  • Casting and designing prosthetics
  • Transitional Return-to-Work Programs: designed to prepare the client to return to work after an injury or illness.
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Lymphedema program
  • Survivorship Training and Rehab (STAR) Program
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Nerve injuries

Why UH St. John Medical Center Occupational Therapists?

Occupational TherapyUniversity Hospitals St. John Medical Center therapists are highly educated, licensed and certified in a variety of specialties and provide one-on-one (individual) therapy. You will receive your therapist’s undivided attention.

The Occupational Therapy Staff includes a Certified Hand Therapist, a Certified Work Conditioning Evaluator and a Certified Lymphedema Specialist.

Acute Care OT

The OT staff at UH St. John Medical Center make patient care their top priority by engaging one on one at the bedside for each treatment session while hospitalized. Early therapy intervention has been linked with shorter hospital length of stay and increased patient independence on discharge.

Spine & Orthopedic Center

Our Spine & Orthopedic Center offers BID PT/OT sessions after total joint replacement surgery. In the accommodations of a five-star hotel, our patients can receive specialized group therapy sessions in our large rehab gym among others that have gone through similar surgical repair.

Stroke Team Rehab

The therapy department at UH St. John Medical Center supplies dedicated staff for daily stroke rounds. As part of the accreditation process, stroke team therapists are responsible for beginning rehab within 24 hours of admission during the most critical time of stroke rehabilitation.

Community Support

Every therapist at UH St. John Medical Center is committed to educating the community through monthly seminars. These educational lectures are performed at area nursing homes, independent living facilities, senior centers and health fairs, as well as at our outpatient location.

Outpatient Therapy

Our state-of-the-art outpatient facility features a highly qualified staff and high performance Cybex exercise equipment. We can offer patients the best possible therapy to improve and restore maximum movement and functional ability.

How Do I Start?

Talk to your doctor or call our office at 440-414-6050 to set up an appointment.

UH St. John Medical Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy Department
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440-414-6050
Fax: 440-925-5194

We also offer free transportation when needed.

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