Occupational Therapy for Neurologic Disorders

Comprehensive rehabilitation services plays an important role in assisting patients with neurological disorders achieve their highest level of function. Hoag’s Occupational therapists support individuals who are experiencing deficits in daily life skills.

Hoag occupational therapists are specifically trained to improve movement and restore function with the following neurological diagnoses:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders
  • Brain tumor
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other degenerative neurological disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Treatment may include the following:

  • Activities of daily living skills – Basic self-care including: hygiene, feeding, dressing, bathing and toileting, as well as home management.
  • Cognitive training – attention span, 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
  • Upper extremity exercises for strength and dexterity
  • Provide suggestions for environmental modifications
  • Splinting
  • Driving assessment and training – the assessment consists of a clinical evaluation and a behind the wheel evaluation

Specialized programs include:

  • Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease program including Parkinson Wellness Recovery PWR!Moves Program
  • Driving assessment and training