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Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists specialize in therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to assist others in leading productive and satisfying lives.

Treatment areas

  • Returning to activities of daily living: deficits in eating, hygiene, toileting, dressing, bathing, homemaking and work skills.
  • Training in use of adaptive methods or equipment to enhance independent task performance.
  • Upper body function: strengthening, coordination, range of motion, splinting, pain management and edema control.
  • Vision, cognition, perception, balance, judgment and safety.

Specialty areas

  • Lymphedema management.
  • Hand therapy.
  • Upper extremity orthopedics.
  • Ergonomics and work conditioning.
  • Neurological rehabilitation.