Occupational Therapy

About Our Program

When disease, illness or injury makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks and activities, Ochsner LSU Health Occupational Therapists (OTs) can help. Whether your setback is physical or mental, our team has the experience, the equipment and the resolve to help you get your life back.

Our Occupational Therapy team offers rehabilitation services focused on helping patients restore maximum functional ability to handle daily tasks after injury or disease has caused limitations. This includes establishing a therapy program to work on identified deficits with appropriate goals that might include improving strength and range of motion of the upper extremity after an injury or relearning independence with dressing or meal preparation after a stroke.

We work with our patients on:

  • Self-care skills such as dressing, feeding, personal hygiene, cooking and homecare
  • Return to work or leisure skills
  • Writing and computer use
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Object manipulation
  • Visual and perceptual skills remediation
  • Adapting the home and/or work environment for safety and independence

This team is committed to providing exceptional care for all by implementing up-to-date, evidence-based interventions while simultaneously collaborating with each patient to identify their needs and priorities in rehabilitation. With our expertise in the upper extremity and neurological conditions, our team can help you regain your independence and get you back to the activities you love.

Ochsner LSU Health Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs offer cutting-edge therapy services and state-of-the art equipment to help you return to function. Some unique offerings include:

  • Outdoor Turf Treatment Space
  • Kore-Balance Machine
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Dry Needling Treatment
  • Gait and Running Assessments
  • Power Rack with Weightlifting Platform
  • Mechanical Lumbar Cervical Traction Table and Unit
  • Custom Upper Extremity Brace Fabrication

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervicogenic headaches and migraines
  • Lymphedema management
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon lacerations
  • TMJ Disorder
  • Trigger finger
  • TBI
  • Upper extremity fractures
  • Upper extremity sprains and strains

Schedule an Appointment

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