UMMC's occupational therapy department is dedicated to maximizing a patient's functional abilities and independence by reducing the effects of disabilities caused by a physical, developmental, or psychological dysfunction. Occupational therapists and certified assistants work together with the patient, family, and other professionals to promote independence, restore basic functions, cope with disabilities, and hasten return to work.
Occupational therapy services for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation include helping adults learn how to carry out daily living activities, adjust to problems associated with aging, make layout and design changes at home/work, and improve communication skills.
Outpatient occupational therapists work closely with physicians and clinicians at the University Physicians Pavilion and throughout the metro Jackson area. Patients benefit from a skilled occupational therapy team with extensive combined experience.
Occupational therapy is one of the many therapies offered at University Rehabilitation Center, a “care bridge” from hospital to home for adults recovering from strokes, amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, arthritis, joint replacement, neurological disorders, and other medical conditions.