Occupational 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
- Hand Surgery