Occupational Therapy Services | MedStar Health

Occupational therapy (OT) services are offered throughout the MedStar Health physical therapy system. These services offer adults, adolescents, and children skills needed to lead independent and satisfying lives.

A therapist helps a male patient walk down stairs in a rehabilitation gym.

All MedStar Health occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals who are trained and experienced in their specialty areas.

Services are provided to persons with disabilities resulting from:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Brain injury
  • Cardiac problems
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Work-related injuries, including lower back problems and repetitive stress injuries


  • Assessment of skills needed to perform activities of daily living
  • Customized treatment designed to improve patients’ abilities to carry out the activities of daily living
  • Comprehensive home and worksite evaluation and recommendations for needed adaptations
  • Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment
  • Patient, family, and caregiver education

When necessary, our occupational therapists work closely with other rehabilitation team members, including physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, rehabilitation engineers, therapeutic recreation specialists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and psychologists.