Occupational therapy at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital helps patients who’ve experienced a debilitative injury or illness return to activities of daily living, such as:

  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Writing
  • Shopping
  • Toileting
  • Driving
  • Transferring to a bed, toilet or tub
  • Wheelchair fitting and skills
  • Visual processing and ocular motor control
  • Returning to school, work and other daily activities

Our seasoned occupational therapy team works collaboratively with patients and their support teams to create a personalized work plan, perfectly tailored to the particular functions of an individual’s day-to-day schedule.

Occupational therapy: Our approach

While life’s most mundane tasks become a true challenge in the aftermath of a life-altering injury or disease, the smallest accomplishments can be a tremendous victory during the course of recovery.

The team at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital takes a creative approach in teaching endurance, agility and energy conservation techniques. Every patient receives a comprehensive evaluation to analyze the specific challenges they might encounter upon discharge. In occupational therapy, patients may receive any of the following services:

  • Custom splinting and casting
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Cognitive, perceptual and motor training
  • Functional vision retraining
  • Home exercise programs
  • Energy conservation and joint protection techniques
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) usage training

Patient profile

Patients who require occupational therapy can be of any age, but are typically recovering from debilitating injuries or conditions like stroke, brain injury, concussion, arthritis, burns or amputations. How long they require therapeutic assistance—both at the inpatient and outpatient level—is dependent on individual patient needs.

Outpatient occupational therapy is offered at several convenient locations throughout the Philadelphia area.

For admission to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital for acute inpatient rehabilitation, call 484.596.6000. To schedule an outpatient appointment for physical, occupational and speech therapy, call 484.596.5000.