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
- Energy conservation
- Hand therapy, including splinting, bracing and acute injury
- Home safety recommendations
- Upper extremity, range of motion, strength, sensation and impairments
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.