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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is part of a strong rehabilitation team at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Our occupational therapists promote safety and wellness, and provide evaluation and treatment to injured individuals while emphasizing maximum independence.

Each day, we engage in meaningful activities or “occupations.” These roles define us. Children at play, softball players, grandmothers knitting and pianists mid concerto are all engaging in occupations. OT uses occupations as part of the rehabilitation process when an accident, illness or injury interferes with your ability to take part in physical tasks.

Our occupational therapists assess your current abilities and work with you, your family, caregivers and your medical team to create personalized goals to help you participate in the activities that define you. We use a holistic perspective to evaluate how a condition affects your body and mind. OT is a science-driven, evidence-based rehabilitation treatment focused on increasing your function to the highest possible level.

What to Expect

Occupational Therapy uses your daily occupations to restore independence and function. Adapted tasks such as fishing, gardening, sewing or cooking are included in your treatment regime to help you gain function and independence.

Before you start treatment, consider what your expectations are. What roles have been changed or lost due to the illness or injury you’ve experienced? Your answers will help your therapist identify a treatment plan to get you back to living life to the fullest.

Occupational Therapy Services Include:

  • Caregiver education
  • Chronic disease management
  • Dementia and cognitive processing
  • Driving and mobility
  • Fall prevention
  • Home modifications
  • Low vision/safety
  • Mental health
  • Social participation
  • Swing bed
  • Wellness and health promotion