Occupational Therapy Programs Provided at Hillside
Occupational therapists specialize in caring for people with physical, developmental, cognitive or emotional challenges by helping them improve their ability to perform daily activities, as well as recommend ways for patients to adapt their environment to enhance independence. Therapists assist patients with everything from eating, bathing and dressing to using a computer, cooking meals or running errands.
Comprehensive Occupational Therapy
Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital’s licensed occupational therapists provide a full range of services, including:
Assessment of cognitive and physical abilities
Goal setting and planning to help patients overcome individual challenges
Personalized exercises to improve functional ability, strength, range of motion and endurance
Activities to improve visual-perceptual motor skills and sensory-motor processing
Recommendations for task modifications and use of assistive devices to promote greater independence
Wheelchair evaluations in coordination with Physical Therapy team members
Progress assessments to ensure goals are being met, with adjustments made as necessary to achieve goals
Our occupational therapists work closely with patients and family members in developing a care plan to ensure each patient’s unique needs are being met, and that caregivers are well prepared to support patients in their recovery. Therapists also work with community organizations and outreach programs to help coordinate appropriate care plans whenever necessary. Our occupational therapy team is committed to helping patients return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible.