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Inpatient Occupational Therapy (OT)

What is Inpatient Occupational Therapy?

Inpatient occupational therapy involves providing therapy services to individuals who are admitted to a hospital or other healthcare facility and require intensive rehabilitation or assistance with daily activities during their stay. Our inpatient occupational therapists work with patients who may be recovering from surgery, illness, injury, or other medical conditions that limit their ability to perform everyday tasks.

UR Medicine's Approach

Occupational therapy in the hospital setting helps patients regain independence with functional tasks to safely transition to the next level of care. Occupational therapy may be provided within the inpatient acute care units or as a part of the inpatient rehabilitation program.

We treat a wide-range of conditions including:

What Sets Us Apart?

The goals of UR Medicine's inpatient occupational therapy include helping patients regain independence in activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, eating, and grooming, as well as improving mobility, strength, coordination, and cognitive function. Our therapists may also provide education and training to patients and their families on adaptive techniques, equipment use, and home modifications to support continued recovery and function after discharge from the hospital. Inpatient occupational therapy is provided as part of a multidisciplinary team approach to comprehensive patient care.

Our inpatient occupational therapy team:

  • Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA 
    Chief of Occupational Therapy
  • Bridgid Aini, OTR/L,
    Inpatient Spinal Cord Coordinator
  • Machala Andrews, MS, OTR/L
  • Michelle Baker, MMM, MS, ORT/L,
    Senior Acute Therapist
  • Jessica Bauer, OTR/L
  • Nicole Bilello, MS, OTR/L
  • Brooke Bower, COTA
  • Sarah Byrne, MS, OTR/L
    Senior Inpatient Rehab Therapist
  • Ebonee Cole, MS, OTD, OTR/K, CBIS
    Inpatient Brain Injury Coordinator
  • Rachel Czolgosz, MS, OTR/L
  • Julie Dana, CTRS
  • Emily Dimon, MS, OTR/L
  • Anjelica Fortunato, MS, OTR/L
  • Angelika Garrabrant,MS, OTR/L
  • Kimiko Gilbert, MS, OTR/L
  • Colleen Gillow, MS, OTR/L
  • Kirsten Haggerty, CTRS
  • Victoria Hartman, MS, OTR/L
  • Norah Hegarty, MS, OTR/L
  • Jill Hilderbrant
  • Amanda Howe, MS, OTR/L
  • Caitlin Kloss, MS, OTR/L
    Senior Acute Care Therapist
  • Laura Koegst, MSOT, OTR/L, NTMTC, CNT, 
    C-ELBW, Senior Pediatric Therapist
  • Leah Kramer, MS, OTR/L
  • Julie Kunisch, OTD, OTR/L
  • Michaela McDaniels, MS, OTR/L
  • Kelsey Juskiewicz, MS, OTR/L
  • Holly Podniesinski, OTR/L
    Inpatient Critical Care Coordinator
  • Lisa Restivo, OTR/L
  • Kristen Scheuer, MS, ORT/L
  • Katie Schweitzer, MOT, OTR/L
  • Kelly Smith-Jagla, COTA
  • Erin St. George, MS, OTR/L
    Senior Acute Care Therapist
  • Devin Stoklosa, MS, OTR/L
  • Emily Surprenant, MS, OTR/L
  • Renee Vito, MS, OTR/L
  • Amy Wagner, MS, OTR/L
  • Jordan Wigg, MS, OTD, OTR/L
    Inpatient Student Program Coordinator

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