According to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, “The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation.” OTs help patients with disability acquire the skills they need for the “job of living” more independent and satisfying lives.
An Occupational Therapist will perform an initial evaluation and agree on goals and a plan of care with the patient and caregivers. This plan of care will be communicated to the physician, as well as regular updates of patient progress.
In addition to working with the rest of the Neurological Rehabilitation team, our Occupational Therapists can provide these additional services:
- Wheelchair and seating evaluation and modification
- Pre-driving screenings
- Upper extremity spasticity management
- Upper extremity splinting
Learn More About Our Occupational Therapy
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact St. Mary's Rehab and Therapy Services at (415) 750-5900.