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Occupational Therapy at Saint Joseph Jessamine

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.

Occupational therapists ask "Why does this person have difficulties managing his or her daily activities (or occupations)? What can we adapt to make it possible for him or her to manage better and how will this then impact his or her health and well-being?"

Services typically include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers


Some of the health conditions that benefit from occupational therapy include:

  • Pre- and post-surgical cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Pre- and post -surgical carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the upper extremity  
  • Upper extremity fractures 
  • Post-surgical upper extremity 
  • Stroke rehabilitation 
  • Lateral epicondylitis 
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Pediatric conditions 
    • Developmental delay
    • Fine motor skills 
    • Gross motor skills 
    • Sensory and visual motor skills
    • Autism spectrum
  • Balance and coordination
  • Transfers 
  • Work-related injuries
  • Brain injuries 
  • Sensory dysfunction