Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy 1Occupational therapy is the branch of rehabilitation therapies focused on assisting patients of all ages to improve their level of independence in self-care, work and play/leisure. From our smallest patients in the newborn intensive care, to the elderly population, occupational therapy facilitates improved upper extremity function; safe functional mobility skills in the home; and daily tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing or balancing a checkbook.

Diagnoses and Services

Service areas and common diagnoses include:

  • Splinting and hand rehabilitation 
  • Elbow rehabilitation 
  • Neurological rehabilitation 
  • Oncology rehabilitation - energy conservation strategies, adaptive equipment recommendations and therapeutic activities to enhance activities of daily living 
  • Industrial rehabilitation 
  • Orthopedics – for training in adaptive equipment and upper extremity strengthening 
  • Geriatrics – for adaptive equipment, strengthening and ADL modification 
  • Lymphedema management

Occupational Therapy 2Techniques

Our occupational therapists utilize a variety of techniques to address the needs of these populations, including:

  • Therapeutic activities to address deficits in strength, range of motion, and coordination of the upper extremity 
  • Splint fabrication (static and dynamic) 
  • Energy conservation techniques instruction 
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations (e.g., tub benches, safety frames, grab bars) 
  • Activities of daily living instruction (e.g., dressing, bathing, kitchen mobility) 
  • Recommendations for appropriate levels of independent living/care 
  • Ergonomic assessment and recommendations, including functional capacity evaluations 
  • Graston Technique™  – instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services are available at:

8550 Naab Road, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 338-3364, fax 338-6491

Home Therapy

For Home Health Care Occupational Therapy, call (317) 338-9696.

Equipment Information

Call (317) 338-2269 for more information including ordering canes, walkers, crutches or other durable medical equipment.

Learn about Outpatient Occupational Therapy