occupational therapyOccupational Therapy at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

If you’re an adult having trouble moving your arms, hands, writing, cooking, buttoning a shirt or cleaning, you may benefit from working with one of our occupational therapists here at Silver Cross Hospital. We perform an assessment and treatment on our acute medical floors, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient clinic. We can work with you and educate your family about your unique concerns and how occupational therapy may improve your overall abilities.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) provides evaluation, treatment, support and care for individuals experiencing difficulties with strength and function in the arms and hands. OT is a form of therapy for those recuperating from physical illness like a neurological injury such as stroke or spinal cord injury, by encouraging rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.

Are you or someone you know experiencing difficulty with:

  • Struggling to raise hands and arms
  • Problems performing basic cooking tasks like cutting meat with a knife
  • Using hands to do laundry or zippering a jacket
  • Putting socks on feet

Areas of Specialty

Common diagnoses of individuals who receive Occupational Therapy services (evaluation and treatment is not limited to individuals with these diagnoses):

  • Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Hand Surgery

How to Get Treatment

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross care is available nearby offering convenient scheduling hours including evenings. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician’s order, contact the Silver Cross location closest to you.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician’s order, call (815) 300-7110.


Silver Cross Hospital
Pavilion A
1890 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone (815) 300-7110
Fax (815) 300-4841

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.