Occupational Therapy

Northern Nevada Medical Center's department of occupational therapy is dedicated to helping patients achieve their highest level of function and independence to return to the community. The occupational therapy staff works with all disciplines, including: neurosciences, orthopedics, gerontology and general medicine.

Patients served

Services are provided to adolescents and adults recovering from:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery
  • Arthritis and rheumatic disease
  • Upper extremity and/or hand injury
  • Amputation


Occupational therapists use therapeutic approaches to restore and enhance each patient's living skills. Patients are trained to resume their daily routines, including: toileting, grooming, bathing, dressing, cooking, and working. Specific services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of cognitive function
  • Evaluation and treatment of visual perception
  • Evaluation and treatment of ocular motor function
  • Community reintegration skills, including money management, shopping, and the use of public transportation
  • Training for Activities of Daily Living: self-care and homemaking
  • Assessing safety for independent living
  • Hand Therapy: splinting, controlled range of motion exercises and edema control - for hand and upper extremity injuries, reconstructive surgery and burns
  • Pre-vocational evaluation focusing on hand function, work skills, and simple work tasks
  • Home evaluations to determine home accessibility, helpful modifications, and supportive equipment needs


Our licensed professional staff includes several occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants with specific expertise in various clinical specialities.

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Northern Nevada Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.       

Northern Nevada Medical Center

2375 E. Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89434

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