Occupational therapy is a significant part of the rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. At Craig Hospital, occupational therapy focuses on maximizing independence in daily living skills. Each patient will have a customized treatment plan geared toward returning him or her home as independent as possible.
Craig Hospital has more than 45 occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants who work with patients and their families to identify personal goals related to function and activities of daily living. Occupational therapists provide special expertise in building therapeutic daily routines and in adapting activities to help people participate in their life roles. Restorative therapies are also an important component of the occupational therapy program. Adjunct therapies including groups, activity based therapy, electrical stimulation, robotics and other advanced technologies will be incorporated to maximize recovery when applicable.
Our occupational therapy specialty fields focus on upper extremity and hand function, vision, community reintegration, driving and adaptive transportation and assistive technology. All of these treatments help patients achieve functional independence, return to daily life routines and enjoy a high quality of life.