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Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists provide effective patient care in collaboration with referring physicians and other clinical practitioners. Our mission is to help patients achieve their goals while improving their functional status and quality of life.

We provide occupational therapy services related to various medical conditions such as:

  • Ability to perform daily activities, including dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding and toileting
  • Adaptive equipment needs and usage
  • Cognition
  • Energy conservation
  • Hand therapy, including splinting, bracing and acute injury
  • Home safety recommendations
  • Upper extremity, range of motion, strength, sensation and impairments

Inpatient Information

Occupational therapists are experts in regaining the ability to perform daily activities and address deficits in movement, arms, vision, cognition, balance and self-care tasks that can become impaired when hospitalized. 

As part of University Hospital and Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, we have occupational therapists who specialize in providing care for various medical services, including trauma, orthopedics, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, family practice, general medicine, oncology and burn and wound care.

Occupational therapists work closely with other members of the medical care team to help patients recover and perform self-care tasks so that patients can function at their highest potential. Taking into account their patient’s needs, abilities and environment, the therapists help each patient successfully transition to home or the next level of care. 

For more information about inpatient occupational therapy, please contact:
Mizzou Therapy Services
University Hospital
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: 573-882-8706

Outpatient Information

Occupational therapists are experts in helping patients regain the ability to perform daily tasks and participate in roles that may have been affected by illness or injury. Occupational therapists individualize treatment based on each patient’s physical and cognitive needs. Therapists can address upper extremity function, strength and coordination; cognitive deficits; visual-motor skills, processing, and visual perception; home safety; home management; job and school performance; and leisure pursuits.

Occupational therapists work with patients who have neurological, orthopedic and general medical diagnoses. The therapists have a good understanding of the match between the patient’s needs, abilities and environment, which assists in the patient’s successful transition to the community and ability to resume previous home, work and leisure roles.

The Mizzou Therapy Services-Business Loop clinic offers an apartment with a full-functioning kitchen as well as:

  • Activities of daily living training
  • Cognition
  • Durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment recommendations and training
  • Energy conservation and joint protection
  • Home safety training
  • Splints
  • Visual processing evaluations and training
  • Wheelchair evaluation
  • Work environment modification and recommendations

To schedule an appointment, please contact:
Mizzou Therapy Services-Business Loop
315 Business Loop 70 W.
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-884-2642
Fax: 573-884-9677
(The Business Loop clinic is located within Rusk Rehabilitation Center.)

Mizzou Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine-Boonville
1420 West Ashley Road
Boonville, MO
Phone: 660-882-3420
Fax: 573-884-4582