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Occupational Therapy

Washington University occupational therapy provides comprehensive, high-quality patient care services and helps individuals overcome barriers that limit their occupational performance.

Our occupational therapists are committed to enhancing patients’ participation in meaningful, purposeful activities. We encourage and support their engagement in family and community life. We help people with disabilities or challenges return to the daily activities that make up their lives.

The occupational therapists work with patients who are referred by physicians, community or governmental agencies.
Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention services can help prevent secondary disability, help remove or modify environmental barriers, and improve, sustain or restore activities of daily living. Our occupational therapy specialists and assistants treat patients of all ages, from newborns to those of advanced age. We treat a wide range of issues related to disabilities and/or chronic health conditions. The occupational therapists also provide services in a variety of settings including community, home, school, workplace or other locations important to our patients.

Our areas of expertise include services and assessments for in-home evaluations, low vision, seating and mobility, mental health, hearing, balance and participation, work performance services, and youth, children and family.

Washington University occupational therapy services include:

  • Accessibility/home modifications and recommendations
  • Deafness or hearing impairment activity or environmental modification 
  • Adaptive equipment for improved function
  • Fall prevention
  • Hippotherapy (horseback riding)
  • Independent living counseling and therapy
  • Overcoming low vision challenges, including macular degeneration and eye injuries
  • Motor control therapy
  • Stroke rehabilitation and self-management
  • Wheelchair seating and mobility assessments
  • Work performance/work-related injuries/return to workplace

For appointments with one of our highly-experienced occupational therapists, call (314) 286-1669.

For more information, visit the Occupational Therapy department website.

Physicians or community or governmental agencies can find referral forms here.