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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that assists people to live life to its fullest byA female Occupational Therapist  crouched down assists a man in as he sits in a hospital bed building skills for a better life.

Occupational therapists (OTs) help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

Occupational Therapy can assist our Veteran population by addressing their functioning in many areas. Common areas of treatment are:

• Activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, feeding and grooming)
• Bathroom safety
• Kitchen safety and cooking
• Community reintegration
• Fine motor skills (difficulty using hands)
• Decreased strength or range of motion in arms
• Visual problems (legal blindness or one side neglect)
• Memory and problem solving
• Energy conservation (breathing techniques and pacing strategies)
• Joint protection for arthritic hands (how to grasp things correctly)
• Positioning (in bed, chair or wheelchair)
• Stress and/or anxiety management (relaxation techniques)
• Adaptive devices
• Assistive Technology
• Wheelchair and seating
• Driver training

Occupational Therapy is available at the following locations:

West Roxbury Campus: inpatient only
Jamaica Plain Campus: outpatient only
Brockton Campus: inpatient and outpatient

*A referral from a physician is needed for a Veteran to receive occupational therapy services.*

Contact Info


  • Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Brockton

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4 pm