Samaritan offers a comprehensive occupational therapy program that helps the individual regain functional independence by restoring self-care activities, such as eating, dressing, bathing, grooming, home maintenance and meal preparation.
Outpatient occupational therapy staff provide services that relieve pain, strengthen muscles, improve mobility, restore function, and prevent or limit further physical disability.
What diagnoses do you serve? Close
Diagnoses served may include but are not limited to:
- Any arm or hand dysfunction resulting from trauma or disease
- Care following orthopedic or general surgery (shoulder replacements, rotator cuff repair, carpal tunnel repair, etc.)
- Work-related injuries including repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel or tendonitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Traumatic brain/head injuries, strokes, and TIAs
- Concussion Syndrome
- Oncology patients with weakness or self-care deficits
- Strains and sprains
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Guillain Barre syndrome
- Muscular dystrophy
- Axillary web syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Many, many more
What occupational therapy services do you provide? Close
For those patients coming for outpatient therapy, services may include:
- Manual Therapy- massage, stretching, manipulation
- Pain management
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Training to improve your self-care ability following surgery or injury
- Return to work training
- Modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ice, heat, TENs, etc.
- Strength training
- Training on alternate ways to perform task including use of adaptive equipment
- Activities to help children meet developmental milestones and to address issues associated with autism and sensory-processing disorders
For those patients admitted to the hospital, occupational therapy services may include:
- Assessment of Activities of Daily Living: bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, toileting, and home management
- Adaptive Equipment training for independence following joint revisions, and/or replacement
- Arm and hand function therapy
- Positioning for comfort and pressure relief
- Therapeutic exercises
- Education for patients and families on safety and self-care in the home
- A referral (order/prescription) from your doctor or provider is required to receive therapy. We gladly accept referrals from Tricare and Martin’s Point for our military community and dependents.
- We participate with most insurances.
- Please call 315-785-4088 to schedule an appointment. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coming for Your Appointment:
- Please plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to your first scheduled therapy appointment to allow time to get your registration completed.
- Please bring with you (to the first scheduled therapy appointment): the order for therapy from your doctor, your insurance card, photo ID, and medication list.
- You may park in the garage on the corner of Woodruff and Washington Streets.
- Enter the hospital through the Registration entrance (to the right of the Emergency Department). You will come directly to the department and can bypass registration.
- The therapy department is located on the 1st floor of Samaritan Medical Center next to the Pratt elevators. From registration, go down the hallway to your right through the waiting room towards radiology. At the end of that hall turn left and therapy is straight ahead at the end of the hallway.
- Wheelchairs are available at the registration entrance for those in need.