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Occupational Therapy

Using everyday activities as therapy, our occupational therapists treat adults with a disease- or injury-related disability that compromises their functional independence.

Enhancing Your Functional Independence

Occupational therapy services include individualized evaluations to determine outcome goals, a customized treatment plan to improve performance of daily activities, and a final outcomes evaluation to ensure goals are being met.

Occupational therapists address a variety of activities that may have become challenging, helping patients to gain more independence with self-care skills, or Activities of Daily Living (ADL). ADL skills include bathing, dressing, grooming, personal hygiene, sexual functioning, toileting, and feeding. Additionally, occupational therapists help people maximize their ability to perform Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), which include food preparation, medication management, caring for others, housekeeping, shopping, as well as using communication and technology devices, and community transportation. Occupational therapists also help patients engage in meaningful leisure, work, education, and social activities following disability. Patients are seen both at the inpatient and outpatient level.

Evidence-based techniques and treatment modalities help patients gain independence.

Techniques and treatment modalities include: 

  • Activity modifications
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Caregiver education
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Electric stimulation
  • Energy conservation training
  • Functional activity exercises
  • Heat and cryotherapy
  • Joint range of motion and strength testing
  • Manual therapy and joint mobilization
  • Neuro-developmental techniques
  • Neuromuscular reeducation
  • Parkinson's disease (LSVT)-BIG
  • Saebo® functional arm training (visit to learn more)
  • Standardized assessments
  • Lymphedema complete decongestive therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Wound care

Learn More About Our Occupational Therapy Services

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Saint Francis occupational therapy, please call (415) 353-6275.