The Occupational Therapy team assists patients and family members or caregivers in learning how to do familiar tasks in a new way, to make the transition to home and the community as smooth as possible.
Occupational therapists help patients become as independent as possible in their daily activities, including dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, feeding, getting around in the home and community, and pursuing household, work-related or leisure activities. Following a thorough evaluation of the visual, perception, and cognitive skills related to functional activities, the occupational therapist designs a treatment program tailored to each patient. The therapist determines appropriate equipment for each patient (e.g. wheelchair, bathroom equipment, adaptive equipment, electronic equipment), and teaches the necessary skills for using it.
Inpatient Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy is an integral part of Burke's inpatient rehabilitation programs. To learn more, please visit our program pages:
- Amputee Program
- Brain Injury Program
- Cardiopulmonary Program
- Neurological Program
- Orthopedic Program
- Spinal Cord Program
- Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Outpatient Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy is also offered as part of our individually tailored outpatient program. Related programs include Neurological Upper Extremity Treatment, Driver Evaluation, Functional Tone Management, Home Safety Assessment, and Medical Equipment Evaluations. To learn more, please visit our Outpatient Occupational Therapy page.
Located in White Plains, New York, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Occupational Therapy program attracts rehabilitation patients from Westchester County, New York City, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, and Connecticut. Burke also welcomes rehabilitation patients from across the country and around the world.