Inpatient Occupational Therapy in Sparks, NV

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 Therapy Services

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:

  • Evaluating and treating cognitive function
  • Evaluating and treating visual perception
  • Evaluating and treating ocular motor function
  • Teaching 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
  • Providing hand therapy: splinting, controlled range of motion exercises and edema control, for hand and upper extremity injuries
  • Work conditioning to prepare for returning to a daily work regimen
  • Home evaluations to determine home accessibility, helpful modifications and supportive equipment needs