What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy (OT) helps patients of all ages lead active, independent,
and productive lives by improving their ability to develop, recover, or
safely perform activities of daily living. Using a variety of methods
and adaptive equipment, occupational therapists evaluate and provide treatment
plans that focus on controlling pain, swelling and abnormal sensitivity,
as well as restoring strength, mobility, coordination and functional performance.
OT strives to get beyond disability or limitations, creating ways for
individuals to live life to its fullest no matter what.
At PVHMC, our talented occupational therapists provide inpatient, outpatient,
adult and pediatric care. Treating a wide range of diagnoses through several
specialized OT programs, including Hand & Wrist, Stroke, Pediatric
OT, Work Injuries, and Low Vision, they can be found working with patients
throughout the hospital, in Rehab Services at the OPP, and at Milestones
Center for Child Development at PVHC in Claremont. We are extremely proud
of our entire OT staff and wish to recognize them and the many services
Jiansan Ding, OTR/L, CHT / Certified Hand Therapist
Jiansan creates his own custom splints for patients who come from all over
Southern California for his expertise in hand, wrist and upper extremity
injuries and conditions.
Fran Allas, OTR/L
Fran is specially trained in Low Vision Rehabilitation, as well as hand
and stroke rehab.
Joanne Ramos, OTR/L
Joanne services inpatients with various diagnoses such as those who have
suffered a stroke or trauma. She can also be found providing OT services
to residents of the Hillcrest Retirement Community in La Verne.
Sherry Luong, OTR/L
Sherry provides both inpatient and outpatient care treating patients with
hand conditions and those recovering from stroke.
Jessica Castro, OTR/L / Jennifer Ramos, OTR/L / Julia Huang, OTR/L
Jennifer, Jessica and Julia all specialize in pediatric OT, providing services
at our Milestones Center for Child Development, in the NICU, and at the
High Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic. Pediatric OT evaluates and treats children
with a wide variety of developmental conditions including autism, attention
disorders, feeding disorders, sensory processing disorders, writing delays,
and visual processing disorders.
Lora Hughes, COTA
Lora can be found assisting with acute inpatient, Hillcrest skilled rehab,
and adult outpatient OT.