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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people develop or recover daily living skills and return to ordinary activities at home and work. The occupational therapists at North Kansas City Hospital work with individuals affected by injuries, illnesses and physical, neurologic or developmental conditions.

Specialized Occupational Therapy Services

Our Occupational Therapy Department is a spacious, state-of-the-art facility equipped with an exercise gym, a mobility area, warm water therapy pool and training kitchen and bathroom. Our skilled therapists address the specific needs of each person and customize treatment to their goals.

Occupational therapy programs include:

  • Upper extremity muscle and sensory re-education
  • Endurance training
  • Retraining in activities of daily living (bathing, dressing and other self-care)
  • Instruction in use of equipment
  • Methods for injury prevention
  • Driving assessment
  • Visual rehabilitation

Our certified hand therapists have specialized training to care for patients who have suffered accident or trauma, leaving them with wounds, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures or loss of a portion of the hand or arm. Our therapists are also trained to treat arthritis and repetitive motion disorders such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome. Our focus is always on helping you reach your highest level of function and if possible, return to work.

Our specialized lymphedema therapists treat patients with increased swelling in arms or legs due to lymph node damage or removal and cancer treatment.

Occupational Therapy Customized for Your Needs

Our customized occupational therapy programs provide skilled treatment for many diagnoses, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Burns
  • Fracture and total joint rehab
  • Hand trauma
  • Incontinence
  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological diseases and impairments
  • Orthopedic upper extremity injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Tendon, nerve and vascular repairs
  • Visual field deficits
  • Visual motor and perceptual impairments
  • Work related injuries

Learn more about our rehabilitation therapies and treatments.

If you need occupational therapy, talk to your doctor and ask for a referral to North Kansas City Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services.

Contact Us

For more information on occupational therapy at North Kansas City Hospital, call 816-691-1795.

Our Location

2nd Floor Pavilion