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Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapists provide evaluation and therapy services focused on the tasks and movements associated with daily living for newborns through the elderly. Diagnoses include illness, disease processes, congenital anomalies, developmental delays and traumatic injuries. Our multidisciplinary staff is committed to improve the quality of your life and to make everyday activities easier for you.

A physician's referral is required to begin therapy services.

Specialty Programs

Patients with a variety of diagnoses can benefit from our comprehensive occupational therapy treatments:

Additionally, Loyola's occupational therapists provide services for adults trying to return to their workplace following an accident, injury or medical condition:

  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Jobsite visits

Treatment Techniques

Our programs emphasize an individualized approach with tailored treatments. Your treatment may include:

  • Activities of daily living retraining
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Coordination training
  • Energy conservation
  • Equipment adaptation and training
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Patient and family education
  • Perceptual impairment retraining
  • Positioning
  • Psychosocial support
  • Safety training
  • Scar management
  • Sensory-motor retraining
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Specialized upper and lower extremity splint fabrication
  • Strengthening
  • Stress management
  • Training in functional body mechanics

Pediatric Treatment Techniques

Both inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy services for children are provided through the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Caring for children offers unique challenges. Treatments may include:

  • Equipment adaptions
  • Fabrication of static and dynamic orthoses (splints)
  • Facilitation of normal adaptive/cognitive, fine motor, personal, social and self-help skills
  • Improving emotional maturation, attention skills and self concept
  • Measuring and fitting of upper body compression garments
  • Scar management
  • Sensory processing evaluation and treatment