Occupational Therapy

Hoag Occupational therapists support individuals who are experiencing performance deficits in daily life skills as a result of injury or disease such as:

  • Orthopedic injuries of the hand and elbow
  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis and other degenerative neurological diseases

Treatment may include the following:

  • Upper extremity exercises to improve strength and dexterity
  • Provision of orthotics
  • Edema management
  • Computerized strengthening equipment
  • Training in self care and activities of daily living
  • Instruction in use of adaptive equipment
  • Provision of suggestions for environmental modifications
  • Cognitive training – attention, memory, concept formation, time management, problem
  • solving and thinking skills
  • Perceptual training – ability to interpret sensory information received from the environment
  • Visual processing therapy – visual eye control, reading, reduced vision due to double or
  • blurred vision and visual field deficits
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Vocational simulation
  • Driving assessment and training
  • Patient, family and caregiver education

Each 40 minute session is one on one with a licensed therapist.