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Outpatient Services Guide
Click here for detailed information on outpatient services and support groups at Valley.
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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Occupational Therapy

 

The focus of Occupational Therapy is to improve independence in daily living skills. Care is provided by Licensed Occupational Therapists who have earned a bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Tasks such as dressing, eating, managing household activities, and working are often difficult to perform after an injury or disability. Techniques to enhance and improve arm and hand function are provided by Occupational Therapy.

Many kinds of patients utilize Occupational Therapy to promote recovery after tendon injures, hand or arm fractures, upper extremity injuries, wounds, arthritis, and neurological deficits. Occupational Therapists also see patients after orthopedic, cardiac, and breast surgery.

Our stroke rehabilitation program includes assessment and treatment of visual, cognitive, self care, and neuromuscular deficits.

Occupational Therapists also fabricate custom splints and other adaptive devices to help patients compensate for loss of independent functioning. Strong emotional support and a personal touch help patients reach their goals.

Occupational Therapy services include:

  • Range of motion/strengthening activities for hands and upper extremities
  • Rehabilitation for traumatic hand injuries, burns, and wound care
  • Teaching of self-care skills
  • Work conditioning programs
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Adaptive splinting
  • Wellness education after cardiac and breast surgery
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