Occupational Therapists are health care professionals whose goals are to help patients reach their highest level of independence and improve quality of life.
The profession of Occupational Therapy is concerned with human lives that have been disrupted by disease, physical injury or accident, birth defects, aging, and emotional or developmental problems.
The Occupational Therapist puts knowledge and experience to work in designing specific programs to help patients return to health and independent functioning, including work, leisure and play.
Patients who may benefit from Occupational Therapy services include those with the following conditions:
Each patient's case is unique. In every case, the Occupational Therapist encourages patients to make the maximum effort and build upon the strengths they have.
Outpatient services are provided at the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Services, located directly behind UPMC Chautauqua WCA at 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown.
Specialized Services Include:
- Hand Rehabilitation
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Treatment Techniques and Methods:
For more information, call the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Occupational Therapy Program at (716) 664-8660.
NOTE: All services are provided through physician referral on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.