OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy staff at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is here for you when everyday life – from getting out of bed to getting dressed – becomes difficult. We see a wide range of ages, and diagnoses.

Whether you’ve had an acute upper extremity sprain or something more serious, we are here to help you improve or restore your functional abilities so you can learn to live independently again.

Who Is It For?

Occupational therapy specializes in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and activities of daily living (ADLs), whether it be from:

  • Orthopedic surgery for shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand
  • TBI, Stroke, SCI, or head injury
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Hand and finger diagnoses
  • Upper extremity weakness
  • Fractures
  • Pediatrics
  • Hand therapy

What Does it Involve?

  • Comprehensive evaluation and assessment of your individual condition
  • Exercise to address specific needs of strengthening and flexibility, including a tailored at home program
  • Hands-on treatments to address joint, muscle, and tissue mobility
  • Muscle re-education to improve posture or balance
  • Pain management
  • Custom orthotic fabrication (custom splinting)

Preparing for Your Therapy

You will need a physician’s referral to set up an initial evaluation appointment. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID and wear loose fitting clothing. 

Arrive about 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. The first visit, the initial evaluation, may take 45 minutes to an hour.

This gives the therapist time to talk to you, take baseline measurements, and get you started on treatment and a home exercise program.

Office Hours

Day(s) Time(s)
Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Talk to your doctor about a referral to OSF Rehabilitation Services. Please call to schedule an evaluation with a therapist.

While a 24-hour notice is optimal, we understand things come up last minute. Should an appointment time or day not work with your schedule, please call our office to reschedule the appointment. Failure to show up for two scheduled therapy sessions may result in discharge from our services.