Occupational Therapy

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Outpatient occupational therapy is a vital piece to the recovery puzzle for patients after discharge from the hospital. Many patients are discharged home and find changes or new challenges in their ability to function independently or difficulties performing leisure tasks they once enjoyed. Occupational therapy (OT), especially in the outpatient setting, is an efficient way to target these challenges and assist patients in overcoming or adapting to the changes they now face at home.

The occupational therapist assesses the patient's specific limitations and the factors that contribute to these limitations, taking into account the individual's overall wellness, underlying medical diagnosis, social and/or emotional factors, and any other circumstances unique to his or her recovery. The patient and therapist work together to develop a treatment plan to meet specific goals that are appropriate for that patient. During the course of treatment, the therapist performs ongoing reassessments of the patient's progress towards the established goals. Ultimately, the patient is discharged with an independent home exercise program. 

Occupational Therapy can assist with:

  • Self-care activities
  • Equipment recommendations
  • Orthotics/splinting
  • Upper extremity strengthening/therapeutic exercise
  • Upper extremity range of motion/therapeutic exercise
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Cognitive training
  • Energy conservation
  • Home exercise programs
  • Family training

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment or learn more about Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology at Moffitt, please contact us at rehab@moffitt.org or at 813-745-8449. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All individuals, regardless of where they were treated, may make an appointment with one of our specialists.
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