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Treatment and Therapies • Occupational Therapy

At Northwest Community Hospital, our highly trained and licensed staff of occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants design individual programs to help you focus on improving and restoring your physical, cognitive and perceptual capabilities, particularly after an event that affects your brain, such as a stroke. They have many approaches in their occupational therapy toolkit, depending on your needs. These are just a few:

  • Retraining your muscles and nerves and developing your fine motor skills
  • Visual/perceptual training of your eyes and brain
  • Cognitive training to help you think and understand more clearly
  • Training in basic activities of daily living
  • Simplifying work and conserving your energy
  • Safety education and modifications to your home
  • Splinting devices and adaptive equipment

Specialized occupational therapy programs

  • Hand therapy uses exercise programs, splints, muscle and sensory re-education, pain control and other tools and methods to help regain function in hands and arms.
  • Lymphedema control combines education, exercises, massage, multi-layer bandaging and special equipment pumps to relieve swelling caused by problems with the lymphatic system.
  • The low-vision program provides help to those whose vision can't be significantly improved by glasses, surgery or medication. This program uses optical devices and other tools to teach individuals new ways to adapt both to themselves and their environments and connects them to other community resources.

Occupational therapy locations

Occupational Therapy        
Hand Therapy        
Lymphedema control        
screenings only
Low-vision program          

RM—Rolling Meadows NCH Outpatient Center
3300 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

WC—Arlington Heights Wellness Center
900 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Get the rehabilitation you need through our advanced, hospital-based Physical Rehabilitation Services program. For more information, call 847.618.3550. A physician’s order is required to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 847.618.3700.

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Last Updated 2013/02/20