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Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy

Centrally located at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, New York, Richmond University Medical Center offers a wide range of therapy options, including occupational therapy, through our versatile rehabilitation medicine department. Keep reading to learn more about RUMC’s occupational therapy services, or call us at (718)-818-3163 to discuss your occupational therapy needs with a member of our team.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is designed to complement the rehabilitation process by assisting patients in regaining everyday functionality. Administering occupational therapy requires practitioners to carefully examine each patient’s unique situation before creating a customized plan, which may involve a range of activities developed to improve certain abilities that are essential to work, personal care or leisure. Occupational therapy may benefit patients facing a range of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Heart attack and stroke recovery
  • Surgery recovery
  • Developmental disorders
  • Loss of coordination or ability due to age

Occupational Therapy Services at RUMC

Richmond University Medical Center provides professional occupational therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings for patients dealing with orthopedic and neurological disorders. Our inpatient occupational therapy services, available to patients of all ages, including the NICU, are delivered at bedside within 72 hours of a physician’s referral.  Outpatient occupational therapy is administered at our state-of-the-art outpatient facility, situated at 288 Kissel Avenue, and typically caters to patients with musculoskeletal and/or neuromuscular dysfunction or other conditions affecting the upper extremities.

Specific occupational therapy services offered through RUMC include:

  • Hand therapy
  • Custom-fabricated splints and orthotics
  • Use of therapeutic modalities
  • Evaluation and treatment planning

No matter your circumstances, you can rest assured that our occupational therapy experts will provide the highest level of personalized care.

Learn More About Our Occupational Therapy Service

For  compassionate occupational therapy in the New York Metropolitan Area, turn to Richmond University Medical Center. Call (718)-818-3163 today to schedule your appointment or to learn more about occupational therapy at RUMC.