Occupational therapy focuses on restoring the patient’s ability to perform functional tasks that promote independence in all aspects of their lives, giving them the skills to live a full and satisfying life.
The occupational therapist completes a comprehensive evaluation to determine the course of care and partners with the patient and family to develop a customized treatment plan to achieve specific goals. The therapist may also make recommendations for adaptive equipment and provide guidance for families and/or caregivers.
Occupational therapy is useful for people who have neurological deficits, but can also benefit patients with severe upper extremity injuries, memory and cognitive decline or those seeking assistance with the activities of daily living due to pain or joint dysfunction. For those who are finding driving difficult and want to assess their safety level, an occupational therapist can perform a community mobility assessment to determine if the patient can perform the task safely.
For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Outpatient Rehabilitation at (650) 696-4315.