Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are dedicated to restoring maximum functioning and enhancing each patient's living skills. Patients are trained to resume their daily routines, including: grooming, bathing, dressing, cooking, working and toileting. Our occupational therapists promote independence for individuals with acquired difficulty performing everyday activities. Services are provided to adolescents and adults recovering from:

  • Arthritis and rheumatic disease
  • Amputation
  • Brain tumor
  • Breast cancer lymphedema
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery
  • Upper extremity and/or hand injury


  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological deficits following a stroke; upper extremity injuries and dysfunction; and for visual perception and cognitive function
  • Assessing safety for independent living
  • Community reintegration skills, including: money management, shopping and the use of public transportation
  • Hand Therapy: controlled range of motion exercises and edema control - for hand and upper extremity injuries, reconstructive surgery and burns
  • Pre-vocational evaluation focusing on hand function, work skills, and simple work tasks
  • Training for activities of daily living: self-care and homemaking
  • Work conditioning to prepare for returning to a daily work regimen

For more information, please visit our Aria – Jefferson Health WorkHealth and Occupational Medicine page.