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Occupational Therapy

Learn skills to complete everyday tasks more easily with guidance from skilled occupational therapists. UHS provides occupational therapy and treatments in Binghamton, and throughout  New York. Our team of occupational therapists at UHS can teach you to complete everyday tasks more efficiently and with greater independence.

Who Benefits from Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy services benefit adults and children who experience the following:

  • Brain injuries
  • Chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Developmental disorders, like autism and cerebral palsy early intervention
  • Hand and upper-extremity injuries and conditions
  • Injuries, such as broken bones and burns, that limit physical abilities
  • Intervention (EI) and Committee on Preschool Special education (CPSE)
  • Stroke
  • Lymphedema
  • Nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and ALS

Occupational therapy also can help you make daily life easier as you recover after surgery.

Occupational Therapy Services

A specially trained UHS occupational therapist serving the Southern Tier region will evaluate you and help you develop goals. Together, you’ll create a personalized therapy plan to achieve those goals. Your therapist will evaluate your progress regularly and, as needed, adjust the plan. The occupational therapists at UHS in Binghamton and beyond have a wealth of experience in evaluating and treating a variety of problems, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and more!

An occupational therapist might help you learn how to:

  • Improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination
  • Modify your home or work environment to simplify tasks
  • Perform everyday activities like teeth brushing, getting dressed and eating
  • Use adaptive tools such as wheelchairs, bathing equipment or communication aids

Expert Occupational Therapy Close to Home

Find exceptional occupational therapy services throughout the UHS service area in New York’s Southern Tier. Services and treatments may vary by location. Your doctor will refer you to the location that best suits your care needs. Our occupational therapists at UHS in the Binghamton region can provide a wide range of treatment options to address your unique needs.

Get to know your UHS Outpatient Occupational Therapists

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants focus on the things you want and need to do in your daily life. Occupational therapy intervention uses everyday life activities (occupations) to promote health, well-being, and your ability to participate in the important activities in your life.
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