Northern Nevada Medical Center's Department of Occupational Therapy is dedicated to helping patients achieve their highest level of function and independence so they can return to their activities of daily living. 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.

Services We Provide

Services are provided to adolescents and adults recovering from:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Neurologic disease (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS))
  • Total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery
  • Arthritis and rheumatic disease
  • Upper extremity and/or hand injury
  • Amputation
  • Lymphedema

Specific services we offer include:

  • 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
  • Work conditioning to prepare for returning to a daily work regimen
  • Pre-vocational evaluation focusing on hand function, work skills and simple work tasks
  • Assessment and treatment of lymphedema
  • 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

Contact Our Clinics Today to Learn More

  • Sparks: 775-356-4960
  • South Reno: 775-386-2244