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Brain and Spine


Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help you regain the skills that will allow you to get back to your normal daily activities — and to prepare you (and your family) to return home from the hospital. We work to restore your upper body function by addressing your range of motion, strength tasks, coordination, sensation, endurance and visual skills.


Our occupational therapists who specialize in neurorehabilitation help restore activities of daily living (e.g., eating, grooming, bathing, dressing and safe use of the toilet, tub and shower). They help you to regain the ability to engage in activities that have personal meaning and value. When appropriate, they can also help you get back to independent activities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and other household tasks. This type of rehabilitation is used to treat people who have been diagnosed with:

  • Brain injury due to trauma, cerebral hemorrhage, infection, tumors or oxygen deprivation
  • Comprehensive medical conditions that affect your ability to move
  • Limb loss
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric conditions 
  • Spinal cord injury that cause partial or complete loss of feeling and movement
  • Stroke

Our team also includes occupational therapists who specialize in orthopaedic rehabilitation for the upper limbs. Several of our team members are Certified Hand Specialists. We provide non-operative and post-operative treatment for conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including:


  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Fractures
  • Tendon/nerve repairs
  • Trigger finger/thumb
  • Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Post-surgical diagnosis of elbow, wrist, thumb or fingers
  • Sports injuries of hand, wrist and elbow

In addition, our Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants work directly or collaboratively to assist you with performing exercises, teaching you how to use certain types of equipment and other activities.

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