Occupational Therapy

After illness or injury, turn to the UNM Health occupational therapy (OT) team. We use evidence-based treatments and therapies to get you back to optimum independence.

In your OT sessions, you will develop the functional skills you need to thrive. Recover or rebuild skills such as bathing, dressing, cleaning and cooking. Your therapist will help you improve your visual-perceptual skills and regain more independence. 

Conditions We Treat

We specialize in treatment of burns, neurological disorders and hand injuries. Visit us if you have experienced:

  • Burns
  • Hand, wrist or elbow injuries
  • Nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s or ALS
  • Traumatic brain injury or damage
  • Upper extremity amputation

Specialized Services

Our certified hand therapists treat a variety of hand, wrist and elbow injuries and conditions, such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma
  • Other chronic conditions

We provide customized splinting and pre- and post-operative management. Hand therapists also provide conservative/non-operative treatment like ergonomic assessment, therapeutic exercises and training and symptom management.

We serve patients who are living with:

  • ALS
  • Brain injuries
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

Our specialists work with you to develop a customized approach to building independence in the activities of daily living.

Occupational therapists provide rehabilitation for patients with upper extremity amputations. Services include prosthetic (artificial limb) training and specialized equipment to help individuals resume activities of daily living and maximum independence.