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Occupational Therapy (OT) at UPMC Chautauqua

At UPMC Chautauqua, our goal is to help you regain independence in daily life, from getting dressed, to making meals, to driving a car.

Our occupational therapists assess your recovery and progress to see if you have any functional limits.

And if impairments — such as limited joint motion or muscle strength — can't fully heal, we'll work with you to design creative solutions. We'll also give you the tools you need to live a more productive and independent life.

Make an OT Appointment at UPMC Chautauqua

Before you can make an appointment, we need your doctor to refer you.

To learn more or refer a patient, call 716-664-8278.

Problems We Treat With OT

  • Arthritis.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Coordination issues.
  • Hand and arm fractures.
  • Impairments that affect your daily tasks.
  • Nerve palsy.
  • Nervous system conditions (stroke, Parkinson's disease, MS).
  • Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Tendonitis.
  • Work injuries.

We also treat kids with coordination deficits, handwriting problems, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Why Choose UPMC Chautauqua for OT?

Our program offers:

  • A skilled team of experts with many years of experience and diverse academic backgrounds.
  • Tailored treatment plans that focus on your goals and address your needs.
  • A spacious, 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art clinic right behind the hospital at 31 Sherman St., building C, with easy access to parking.
  • Private rooms when needed.

What to Expect During Your Occupational Therapy Appointment

At your first appointment:

  • Please bring your health insurance card and a list of your current medications.
  • Your therapist will assess you and ask about your medical history, current condition, functional limitations, and goals.

After your first visit, follow-up care will include treatments to address your unique needs, including self-management and home exercise programs.

Treatments are between 30 and 60 minutes.