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Occupational Therapy

Our therapy gym at the Brooks Rehab Hospiincludes a fully functional kitchen for patients to relearn basic home skills.

Occupational therapy addresses activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, toileting and homemaking skills. Our occupational therapists evaluate and treat patients of all ages with functional disabilities resulting from disease, injury or birth defects.

These services are an integral component of our inpatient, outpatient and day treatment programs. Your therapy at Brooks will always be customized to your individual needs and designed to maximize your functional independence so you can continue your work and your life.

Brooks occupational therapists help

children develop eye-hand coordination.

Common diagnoses treated by occupational therapy may include but are not limited to:

  • Neurological diagnoses – stroke, Guillian-Barre, Parkinson’s, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
  • Orthopedic diagnoses – shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand or finger injuries. Brooks occupational therapists are also skilled with fabricating custom-made splints.

Occupational therapists also help children succeed at the various tasks involved in growing to be independent, productive and happy adults. If your child has difficulties with self-feeding, dressing, writing, social skills or any of the other skills that develop along the path to adulthood, an occupational therapist can help. Since our hands and eyes are among our primary means for learning about and interacting with our environment, “fine motor control” and “visual-perceptual skills” are typically addressed by occupational therapists.