Occupational Therapists provide services to children and adolescents to improve hand use and improve function in daily activites through strengthening programs designed to provide joint stabilty, range of motion, improve sensation, and address pain. Family and patient education is a key component to the overall success of treatment.  Families are educated on the nature of the diagnosis, prognosis, risks and benefits of treatment, and home exercise programs designed to improve function for independence with activities of daily living.

The following diagnoses and conditions can benefit from receiving occupational therapy:

  • Fractures of the upper extremities
  • Tendon Injuries to the arm/hand
  • Hand injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries to the arm/hand
  • Follow-up to most orthopedic surgeries