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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Occu​​​​pational Therapy

Occu​​​​pational therapy at Baylor Scott & White Health assists you or your loved one in managing the challenges of everyday life. Our licensed occupational therapists use occupation-based, patient-centered treatments to develop, recover or maintain your activities of daily living and work-related skills.

Occupational therapy services are designed to help you:

  • Participate more fully in work, family and social settings
  • Recover from injury or disability
  • Develop or regain skills

Conditions Treated

Our therapists work with patients across a wide range of ages and physical, neurological or developmental conditions.

Some of the diagnoses we work with:

  • ALS
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complex shoulder injuries
  • CRPS
  • Crush injuries
  • CVA
  • Essential tremors
  • Generalized UE weakness
  • Guillain-Barré
  • MS
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pain management
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • TBI

Occupational Therapy Services and Programs

To assist you in regaining skills and abilities for work and everyday living, some of the therapies we offer include:

  • Neuromuscular retraining and re-education, including range of motion exercises, strengthening, balance, stretching, sensory re-education
  • Assessment of need for adaptive equipment
  • Assessment of need for equipment for home safety
  • Cognitive assessment and retraining
  • Training for self-care activities
  • Wheelchair assessment and fitting
  • Orthotic fitting
  • Training in post-op weight bearing and other precautions
  • Developing post-op home programs for patients, family members and caregivers
  • Hand therapy
  • Driving safety and assessment
  • Handwriting
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