Occupational Therapy

Differing from physical therapy, occupational therapy helps people with skills required to complete activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting but also includes work, play school and leisure. Occupational therapists have the knowledge to understand progressive conditions and life changes that can impact daily life.

Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • Customized, individualized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home evaluations with adaptation and equipment recommendations
  • Performance skills assessments and treatments
  • Adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to patients, their family members and their caregivers

Who benefits from occupational therapy?

  • Work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive motion/stress injuries
  • Limitations following a stroke, heart attack, or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, lymphedema or other serious chronic conditions
  • Birth injuries, learning difficulties, or developmental disabilities (including, but not limited to, ADHD, cerebral palsy, autism)
  • Mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Problems with substance use/abuse or eating disorders
  • Burns, spinal cord injuries, amputations or lacerations
  • Fractures or orthopedic injuries, including those from falls, sports or accidents
  • Vision or cognitive difficulties


To learn more about any of the following programs, including the locations where services are offered, please call 518-926-2000.

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Bladder Control Program
  • Ergonomic consultations
  • Upper extremity Rehabilitation
  • LSVT Big and LSVT Loud for individuals with Parkinson’s disease
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • McKenzie Method for back and neck pain
  • Memory Group – an adult group program for individuals recovering from a traumatic brain injury or other neurological event
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological Services
  • Occupational Therapy for Chronic Conditions
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy for Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Social Perception Group – an evidence-based adult program to improve socially appropriate interaction skills for individuals with a traumatic brain injury or other neurological or cognitive deficits
  • Swallowing Evaluations and Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Vision Therapy
  • Voice Diagnosis and Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening – a program emphasizing job tasks simulation to develop functional work abilities in a safe manner.
  • Wellness Center

Occupational Therapy Locations

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