Occupational Therapy

Henry Ford occupational therapists help adults and children who've suffered an illness or injury develop or restore skills necessary for independence at home, school and work. Common conditions that benefit from occupational therapy include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress disorders
  • Hand, wrist and elbow soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures, dislocations and tendon lacerations
  • Stroke, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders
  • Lymphedema

Treatment is based on the patient's individual needs and goals. It begins with a comprehensive physical and cognitive evaluation, followed by a customized treatment plan.

Most often, occupational therapy focuses on improving gross motor, fine motor, visual motor or sensory processing skills—abilities needed to dress, eat, bathe, use a computer or remember and dial a phone number. In some cases, a home or work visit may be involved, which allows the occupational therapist to recommend helpful adaptive devices.

Specialized occupational therapy services provided by Henry Ford include:

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Upper extremity splinting
  • Ergonomic assessment and treatment
  • Arthritis management
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Low vision therapy

View our Locations

Take the next step
Let us help you schedule an appointment.

Schedule Appointment Online

If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

Schedule Appointment for