Occupational Therapy treatment is offered in both inpatient and outpatient settings at St. Vincent's HealthCare. If you are hospitalized, you may need occupational therapy if you have experienced a recent orthopedic surgery, stroke, head injury, cardiac decompensation, spinal cord injury, amputation, mental health problem, or any other physically limiting condition that has interfered with your independence. Inpatient occupational therapists also work with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to facilitate normal development.
In our Outpatient Clinic, the occupational therapist will help you continue your rehabilitation program once you have returned home. The therapist will not only provide treatment to maximize your functional abilities, but will also develop an individualized home exercise program to meet your needs.
- Therapeutic activities for strengthening, range of motion, and upper extremity coordination
- Split fabrication
- Energy conservation and joint protection training
- Cognitive retraining
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and training
- Instruction in activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, home management)
- Recommendations for appropriate levels of independent living
An Occupational Therapist is a skilled professional that works with people of all ages who, because of physical or psychological limitations, are unable to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Through inpatient and outpatient services, the occupational therapist works to develop an individualized plan to enable patients to perform daily activities that are meaningful and purposeful to them. All occupational therapists at St. Vincent's HealthCare have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and they hold a license to practice in the State of Florida.