Skip to main content

Adult Occupational Therapy


Occupational therapy is a broad practice focused on helping individuals participate in personally meaningful activities. People who have experienced injury, illness, or disability often face limitations that interfere with their ability to complete or manage everyday tasks. Managing these new limitations can be difficult, especially since no two people experience them in the same way. Occupational therapists work alongside clients to address changes in motor function, sensory systems, visual processing, and cognition. With the help of an occupational therapist, clients can see improvement in their ability to perform the daily activities that are most important to them—like getting dressed, managing their own medications, preparing a meal, texting a friend, writing a note, or playing a favorite game. Occupational therapy is relationship-centered, and understanding client ambitions and goals is paramount.

During their first visit with an occupational therapist, clients complete an initial evaluation with standardized assessments to provide helpful and necessary information to guide the therapy journey. Therapists collaborate with clients and their loved ones to determine the primary goals of therapy and design a tailored treatment plan. Progress toward goals is monitored closely, and adjustments to the treatment plan are made in conjunction with the client.

We offer comprehensive, affordable services for a wide range of injuries and conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Progressive neurodegenerative conditions
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Neuropathies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia
  • Concussion
  • Neuro-visual disorders

Areas of Practice for Adult Occupational Therapy

  • Occupation-based training
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
  • Repetitive-task training
  • Physical agent modalities including electrical stimulation
  • Sensory re-education
  • Therapeutic activity and exercise
  • Mental practice and guided imagery
  • Activities of daily living (ADL’s)
  • Functional mobility training
  • Functional cognitive training
Midwestern University Clinics Logo