Occupational therapists treat adults with injuries, illnesses or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help you develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living and working after an injury or illness.
Occupational Therapy at UMass Memorial Medical Center
Occupational therapists work with your physician and medical team, providing a full range of care for recovery of a variety of medical and surgical conditions including:
- Orthopedic injuries and conditions
- Upper extremity injuries
- Cognitive evaluation and retraining
- Neurological disorders
- Upper Extremity Lymphedema Therapy
Inpatient Occupational Therapy
Working together with you, your family, your physician and coordinated care team, we provide you with high-quality occupational therapy while you are a patient at our Medical Center. Personalized care is provided to you with the ultimate goal of recovery and discharge to the appropriate care setting.
Occupational therapists will:
- Assess your level of function by evaluating self-care skills (such as bathing, dressing, feeding, transferring), upper extremity status and positioning needs, cognitive-perceptual skills and their impact on function and safety
- Focus treatment to maximize your functional independence and safety level
- Make recommendations for your discharge plan