Occupational therapy

When a patient sees an occupational therapist for the first time, he or she will receive a comprehensive evaluation. A plan of care will be developed based on problem areas identified. Treatment focuses on maximizing functional independence with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and transfer safety, along with functioning needed for vocational pursuits. Occupational therapists provide evaluation and treatment for people with orthopedic conditions such as:

  • Arthritis.
  • Joint replacement.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries.
    • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Neurologic conditions.
    • Stroke.
    • Traumatic brain injury.
    • Parkinson's disease.
    • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions.
    • Congestive heart failure.
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Workplace injuries.
    • Repetitive stress disorders.

A physician's order is required for occupational therapy. Occupational therapy services are provided by Pennsylvania licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who work under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

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Rehabilitation services
UPMC Cole hospital
Irwin Rehabilitation Center
1001 E. Second St.
Coudersport, PA 16915
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Physical Therapy Hours
Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Occupational Therapy Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Speech Therapy Hours
Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Emporium Health Center
288 Sizerville Rd.
Emporium, PA 15834
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Physical Therapy Hours
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Port Allegany Health Center
45 Pine St.
Port Allegany, PA 16743
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Rehab Hours
Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bowman Health Center
83 S. Marvin St.
Smethport, PA 16749
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Physical Therapy Hours
Monday and Wednesday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to noon

Shinglehouse Health Center
129 North Puritan St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
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Physical Therapy Hours
Monday and Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.