The expert therapists in Good Shepherd’s Occupational Therapy Program are here to help you regain the skills you need to accomplish everyday tasks and to get back into your life following an injury, illness or disability.
Levels of care:
- If you are stable and ready to leave an acute-care hospital, but are not well enough to go home or to a rehabilitation hospital, our long-term acute care hospital may be appropriate for you.
- Patients in Good Shepherd’s four inpatient rehabilitation locations receive three hours of physician-guided physical, speech or occupational therapy each day.
- Good Shepherd offers numerous outpatient rehabilitation facilities to continue your progress and help you maintain your function.
- If you can't make it to one of Good Shepherd's outpatient locations, we provide in-home therapy services throughout our service area.
- Occupational therapy for children is available in Good Shepherd's Pediatrics Program.
- Occupational therapy is offered at Good Shepherd’s two long-term care facilities, which are home to individuals with severe disabilities.
Occupational therapy program highlights:
- Occupational therapy can help with activities of daily living, such dressing and feeding yourself, writing, shopping and banking, toileting, or transferring to a bed, toilet or tub.
- In the RJ Foundation Mobility Center, you can be fitted for a wheelchair, learn wheelchair skills or learn to drive using adaptive equipment.
- Get back to work and learn how to do you job more simply and effectively.
- Learn to use durable medical equipment (DME), such as commodes and tub seats.
- Receive endurance and strength training and learn energy conservation and joint protection techniques.
- Receive a home evaluation to determine if your home is safe and accessible.
- Receive vital education on how to live with maximum independence and function.
- Other highlights include custom splinting and casting, sensory stimulation, cognitive, perceptual and motor training, visual retraining and home exercise programs.
Occupational therapy is appropriate following:
- Brain injury
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Generalized weakness
- Hand injuries
- Joint fracture or replacement
- Multi-trauma injuries
- Neuromuscular disorders (MS, MD, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease)
- Parkinson's disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Work injuries