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Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy department at UPMC St. Margaret, part of UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, helps people improve their level of functioning as much as possible in their activities of daily living (ADLs) which can include focus on eating, bathing, dressing, writing, cooking, or driving. Work activities may also be addressed, as well as leisure activities.

The occupational therapy department serves patients of most ages. Impairments treated include: orthopaedic injuries, work-related injuries, arthritis, effects of aging, or recovering from an injury such as a stroke or automobile accident.

Based on the patient’s individualized occupational therapy plan, rehabilitation may include training in ways to perform daily tasks more effectively and safely, therapeutic exercise or activities, hand therapy, and education.

During the initial visit, a registered and licensed occupational therapist will evaluate the problem and work with the patient to establish goals for treatment. The experienced staff works closely with a patient’s physician to provide continuity of care. State-of-the-art equipment and intervention allows patients to perform highly defined movements and exercises that measure their rehabilitation progress.

Referrals are accepted from medical doctors.

Our Staff

  • Jill Noaker-Luck, OTR/L, CHT
    Temple University, 1982
  • Michael M. Balandiat, OTR/L, CHT
    University of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • Maria Scolieri, OTR/L, CHT
    University of Pittsburgh, 1990
  • Kristy Ondriezek, OTR/L
    Duquesne University, 1998
  • L. Linda Stofko, COTA/L
    Mount Aloysius College, 1970
  • Jamie Scheller, OTR/L
    University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • Melanie Evans, OTR/L
    Gannon University, 2003
  • Diana Jurewicz, OTR/L
    Florida International University in Miami, 1978
  • Margie Sullivan, OTR/L
    Chatham College, 1998

Our Locations

Centers for Rehab Services – UPMC St. Margaret
Park Place at Chapel Harbor
300 Chapel Harbor Drive
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: 412-781-0602

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association

Contact Us

UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

412-784-4000

Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-533-UPMC or request an appointment online.

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