Occupational therapy services at HealthAlliance Hospital help individuals to
achieve an active and independent lifestyle at work and at home, and to resume
their recreational activities following illness, injury or surgery. Occupational
therapy services are available on the Burbank and Leominster Campuses.
Occupational therapists treat patients who are unable to resume their usual
daily activities such as self-care, homemaking and employment due to stroke,
heart disease, arthritis, neurological disorders, head and upper extremity
injuries, or following surgery, such as total joint replacement.
Hand therapists evaluate
patients' functional ability to use their hands when affected by amputation,
tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or joint replacement. Some of the
treatment techniques used include splinting, sensory re-education, range of
motion, strengthening, massage, joint mobilization and scar management
therapeutic modalities, and education about body mechanics and joint protection.
are clinical assessments that provide a comprehensive evaluation of an
individual's ability to return to independent driving. It involves assessing
cognition, movement, strength, vision, perception, rules of the road and
reflexes. Upon successful completion, candidates may participate in the
on-the-road driving evaluation.
In addition to the services above, HealthAlliance Hospital also offers:
- Ergonomic and adaptive equipment evaluations
- Preoperative joint replacement evaluations
- Scar management program
- Upper extremity therapy
To schedule an appointment, a physician referral is required.
HealthAlliance Hospital - Burbank Campus
275 Nichols Road,
Fitchburg, MA 01420
HealthAlliance Hospital - Leominster Campus
Hospital Road, Leominster, MA 01453