Occupational Therapy Services
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a medical specialty designed to help people perform everyday activities in daily life – at home, at work and out in the community – whether it’s shopping, enjoying their family and friends, recreational activities, volunteering.
Occupational Therapy provides Evaluations and Treatment for:
- Chronic or Repetitive Use Injuries:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Trigger Finger/Thumb
- Computer use injuries
- Assembly line worker injuries
- Arthritis - managing and addressing pain
- Post-surgical therapy
- Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
- Casting and designing prosthetics
- Transitional Return-to-Work Programs: designed to prepare the client to return to work after an injury or illness.
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Lymphedema Program
- Survivorship Training and Rehab (STAR) Program
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Nerve Injuries
Why St. John Medical Center OT Therapists?
Our Therapists are highly educated, Licensed and Certified in a variety of specialties and provide one-on-one (Individual) therapy. You will receive your therapist’s undivided attention.
The Occupational Therapy Staff includes a Certified Hand Therapist, a Certified Work Conditioning Evaluator and a Certified Lymphedema Specialist. These are specialized credentials that are not found in every Rehabilitation Center. We also have staff certified in rehabilitation for patients with cancer through the Survivorship Training and Rehab (STAR) Program. Click here to see more information about our lymphedema and STAR programs.
Read our staff members' bios
Acute Care OT
The OT staff at SJMC make patient care their top priority by engaging one on one at the bedside for each treatment session while hospitalized. Early Therapy intervention has been linked with shorter hospital length of stay and increased patient independence on discharge.
Spine and Orthopedic Center
Our SOC offers BID PT/OT sessions after total joint replacement surgery. In the accommodations of a 5 start hotel, our patients can receive specialized group therapy sessions in our large rehab gym among others that have gone through similar surgical repair.
Stroke Team Rehab
The therapy department at SJMC supplies dedicated staff for daily stroke rounds. As part of the accreditation process, Stroke team therapists are responsible for beginning rehab within 24 hours of admission during the most critical time of stroke rehabilitation.
Every Therapist at SJMC is committed to educating the community through monthly seminars. These educational lectures are performed at area nursing homes, independent living facilities, senior centers, and health fairs as well as at our outpatient location.
Our State-of-the-Art outpatient features a highly qualified staff and high performance Cybex exercise equipment. At our location we can offer patients the best possible therapy to improve and restore maximum movement and functional ability.
Outpatient Therapy Location
St. John Medical Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy Department
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300
Westlake, OH 44145
PH: (440) 414-6050
FAX: (440) 925-5194
How Do I Start?
Talk to your doctor or call our office at (440) 414-6050 to set up an appointment.
We also offer free transportation when needed.
Health Resource Guide
Westshore Primary Care Associates
Wound Care Center
The Breast Health Center
Physical Therapy is also offered by St. John Medical Center.
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