Occupational Therapy Services

Advanced Care to Treat Routine and Complex Conditions

Loyola Medicine’s skilled occupational therapists provide evaluation and therapy services focused on the tasks and movements associated with daily living for infants, children and adults. We treat patients with a variety of diagnoses, including illness, congenital anomalies, developmental delays and traumatic injuries. Our multidisciplinary staff is committed to improving the quality of your life and making everyday activities easier for you. A doctor's referral is required to begin therapy services.

What Conditions are Treated with Occupational Therapy?

Loyola’s occupational therapy team is comprehensive and compassionate in the treatment of patients with a range of routine and complex conditions, including:

Additionally, Loyola's occupational therapists provide services such as functional capacity evaluations and jobsite visits for adults returning to work following an accident, injury or medical condition.

What Treatments are Available for Occupational Therapy?

Loyola’s licensed, certified occupational therapists are highly experienced in helping pediatric and adult patients regain function and skills for daily living using advanced treatment techniques. We emphasize an individualized approach with tailored treatments that may include:

  • Activities of daily living retraining
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Coordination training
  • Energy conservation
  • Equipment adaptation and training
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Patient and family education
  • Perceptual impairment retraining
  • 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

What Pediatric Treatments are Available for Occupational Therapy?

Inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy services for children are provided through the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center. Caring for children requires specialized care; at Loyola, we provide treatments that are specifically catered toward pediatric care. Occupational therapy treatments for children may include:

  • Equipment adaptations
  • Fabrication of static and dynamic orthoses (splints)
  • Facilitation of normal adaptive or 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

Learn more about pediatric rehabilitative services.