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Occupational Therapy - Living Life to its Fullest

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Occupational Therapy - Living Life to its Fullest

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 they provide.

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.