Occupational Therapy at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
If you’re a person having trouble using your arms or hands for writing, eating, self-care, cooking, cleaning, laundry or work tasks, you may benefit from occupational therapy here at Silver Cross Hospital. Our therapists perform assessments, education, and treatment on our acute inpatient medical floors,
inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient clinic. We work with you and your family or caregivers to educate and improve your overall abilities through use of exercise, activities and/or strategies or equipment during one on one individualized sessions. What is Occupational Therapy?
Making a Mamma Bear Chair
Occupational Therapy (OT) provides evaluation, treatment, education, and training for individuals experiencing difficulties with strength, movements, sensation, coordination, and function in the Arms and hands. OT is a form of therapy for those looking to increase their independence and function after an illness, injury, or disability by encouraging rehabilitation through the participation of exercises and meaningful activities.
Are you or someone you know experiencing difficulty with:
Use of arms or hands
Difficulty performing daily self-care such as dressing, bathing, hygiene, grooming, and self-feeding
Difficulty using arms and hands for cooking, cleaning, laundry, writing, or work tasks
Proper posture, body mechanics, or ergonomics for safety and independence in every day or work life
Areas of Specialty
Common diagnoses of individuals who receive Occupational Therapy services (evaluation and treatment is not limited to individuals with these diagnoses):
Neurologic disorders such as PD or MS
Cancer, peripheral neuropathy
De-conditioning from surgery, hospitalization, or injury
Hand or arm injuries or surgeries
Arthritis, sensory changes
Education in use of DME adaptive equipment and strategies
Types of Treatment
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
How to Get Treatment
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician's order, contact us at 815-300-7110.