MidAmerica Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is an integral part of your recovery process. This is true whether your injury or condition is non-operative or requires surgery.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities.

Therapy is performed providers with a high degree of specialization requiring continuing education and, often, advanced certification.

This enables the hand therapist to hasten a patient’s return to a productive lifestyle.

Who is a candidate for occupational therapy?

Patients who require occupational therapy may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, injured tendons, nerves, or fractures. Others include patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow (elbow tendonitis), as well as from chronic conditions such as arthritis.

What does occupational therapy provide?

  • Preventative, Non-operative or conservative treatment
  • Management of acute or chronic pain
  • Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury
  • Design and implementation of home exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity, and/or strength
  • Splint fabrication for prevention or correction of injury
  • Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work

Find out more about at home hand therapy exercises.

Benefits of MidAmerica Orthopaedics Occupational Therapy Program

  • Directed Care under the supervision of your orthopedic doctor
  • Certified Hand Therapists (CHT)
  • Results oriented and progressive injury specific rehabilitation.
  • Maximize functional outcome
  • Restore our patient’s normal upper extremity function in the shortest time possible

MidAmerica Orthopaedics Occupational Therapy is conveniently located at both our Palos Hills and Mokena offices.

To schedule an appointment for Occupational Therapy at one of our locations, please call (708)-237-7200. Our occupational therapy patients come to us from Alsip, Bridgeview, Frankfort, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Worth, Evergreen Park and Burbank.