There are 20 occupational therapists on the staff at Sinai Hospital. Occupational therapists can be found working throughout the hospital - we treat everyone, from the tiniest newborns in the NICU to geriatric patients.
Overall, occupational therapists tend to focus on making their patients as independent and as safe as possible through a variety of treatment options. Some of the occupational therapies we employ include:
activities of daily living, such as feeding, dressing, bathing, grooming and toileting
coordination of the upper extremities
balance and functional mobility
assisting with equipment adaptations
vision and perception
energy conservation techniques
safe driving techniques
building strength and endurance
The demand for occupational therapy has increased and it is currently ranked as one of the hottest jobs in health care, especially with the aging of the baby boomer generation.
The job has many perks. It is rewarding to see patients make progress, regain their independence and return to a productive lifestyle as soon as possible. Occupational therapists form strong bonds with patients and their families, as well as their peers on the treatment team, all of whom are committed to helping our patients achieve a maximum level of function.
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