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Occupational Therapy

Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Occupational Therapy services offered in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Occupational therapy helps you rehabilitate from chronic pain, disability, or illness. Provided by the team of specialists at The Neurology Institute, occupational therapy helps you return to your job, caring for yourself, household chores, and leisure activities. Call the office in Sunrise or Coral Springs, Florida, to set up an appointment to learn more, or use this website to schedule an appointment online. 

Occupational Therapy Q&A

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is customized to help you perform necessary tasks at home, work, and/or school. You'll learn how to use assistive devices, like walkers or braces, if needed. 


The specific tasks occupational therapy helps with includes:


  • Office work
  • Eating on your own
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Laundry, cooking, and light cleaning


Occupational therapy also helps you learn how to get out and enjoy leisure activities. 

Who provides occupational therapy?

An occupational therapist has special training and credentials to provide care and rehabilitation support. 


Occupational therapists provide support for all ages. They consider your limitations and then come up with a plan for you to overcome them so you can do tasks with less (or no) pain and more easily and efficiently. 

Who benefits from occupational therapy?


You may benefit from occupational therapy if you have:


  • Chronic pain
  • Experienced a stroke
  • A joint replacement
  • A spinal cord injury
  • Arthritis
  • Poor balance
  • Alzheimer’s disease


Talk to the providers at The Neurology Institute to learn how you or a loved one can benefit from targeted, customized occupational therapy. 

What happens during occupational therapy?

During your first appointment, your occupational therapist evaluates your needs. They consider your relationship to your environment and the activities you want to perform. 


They may visit you at home or work to view your environment and offer solutions and devices to assist you with important activities. Your therapist may also meet with your family or co-workers to determine your goals. 


Your therapist sets up a customized plan based on your needs, disability, or limits. 


Examples of occupational therapy interventions include:


  • Use of raised toilet seats and wheelchairs
  • Fall prevention tactics
  • Alternative ways to dress and shower independently
  • Balance training
  • Motor skill training
  • Speech therapy


Occupational therapy gives back your independence after injury or illness. Your therapist evaluates your progress toward your goals and adapts your program as necessary. 

If you’d like to explore what occupational therapy can do to help you regain control of your life and meet basic daily needs, call The Neurology Institute to set up an appointment or use this website to schedule online.