Restoring the Quality of Everyday Life
Our Occupational Therapy team offers specialized treatment that helps patients
of all ages participate in the daily activities of their lives. With quality
programs and individualized care, we give you the support and skills needed
for full function and independence.
As a patient of Valley Presbyterian Hospital, you are paired with a single
therapist – similar to a personal trainer or coach – for the
duration of your therapy during hospitalization. Your therapist helps
you learn to perform the activities of daily living, home management and
community skills. If you need continued treatment after returning home,
our fully equipped outpatient gym provides a safe and nurturing environment
throughout your rehabilitation.
Highlights of our services include:
- Customized treatment programs to improve your ability to perform daily
- Tailored one-on-one care
Our occupational therapists treat these and other related conditions:
- Total joint replacement
- Stroke or cerebrovascular accidents (CVA)
- Work-related injuries including lower back problems and upper extremities
- Neurological disorders
- Non-traumatic brain injury
- Arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS) or other chronic conditions
Working with children and high-risk infants, our occupational and physical
therapists assess and treat infants with developmental and oral-motor
deficits. They also make splints to correct musculoskeletal deformities.
Our staff includes occupational therapists who are certified in advanced
practice for Modified Barium Swallow Studies in the
neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
We offer occupational and physical therapy to infants who have been discharged
from our NICU and also provide outpatient care at our High Risk Infant
Follow-Up Clinic, located in our nearby
Perinatal Center. Our therapists monitor the development growth of high-risk infants until
the age of three.
Occupational and physical therapists at Valley Presbyterian Hospital are
paneled by California Children's Services (CCS), a statewide program
that treats children with certain physical limitations and chronic health
conditions or diseases. CCS can authorize and pay for specific medical
services and equipment provided by CCS-approved specialists.
Therapists work individually with children who have medical conditions
that are physically disabling or require medical, surgical or rehabilitative
services. These conditions include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Club Foot
- Congenital deformities
- Global developmental delays
- Involved neuromuscular diagnoses
- Oral-motor deficits
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 818.902.2941.