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Occupational Therapy

UF Health occupational therapist works with patient in wheelchair

Occupational therapy professionals work with patients recovering from injury and surgery, and those with chronic illness, to develop the necessary skills to remain independent. These specialists practice everyday activities with patients and offer modifications needed to perform specific tasks.

Occupational therapists at UF Health Jacksonville treat patients from newborns to older adults. They begin with an evaluation and discuss personal goals with you, or family members of young patients, to develop a customized rehabilitation plan. For many patients, this requires increasing strength and endurance as well as coordination and fine motor skills. They are likely to focus on helping you perform the tasks required to manage your home, return to work and participate in your favorite activities. The goal of occupational therapy is to provide you with independence and a satisfying lifestyle.

Occupational Therapy: Adult services we provide

UF Health occupational therapists offer an array of rehabilitative services for patients, including specialty programs in:

Occupational therapist helps patient brushing their teeth

Occupational Therapy: Pediatric services we provide

Our licensed occupational therapists offer dexterity and fine motor skill development for children of all ages. Services include:

  • Feeding assessment and treatment
  • Fine motor skills assessment and treatment
  • Hand casting and splinting
  • Sensory integration

Therapy is also offered for the following conditions:

  • Developmental delays
  • Developmental disorders
  • Dexterity and fine motor function challenges
Shannon Taylor, an occupational therapist at UF Health Rehabilitation – Wildlight, offers therapy for children with developmental delays, developmental disorders and dexterity and fine motor function challenges.

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