Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are licensed clinicians who utilize therapeutic approaches to help patients of all ages improve their functional independence. Outpatient occupational therapy focuses on maximizing an individual's ability to regain independence in activities of daily living and functional mobility in the home, work and community while maintaining physical, physiological and emotional health.

At NYP/Queens, we have Certified Hand Therapists and skilled occupational therapists who specialize in evaluation and treatment of the upper extremity. Through hands-on treatment, an appropriate exercise regimen, modalities, and home program, the patient will regain strength, movement, and overall function.  


Conditions Treated With Outpatient Occupational Therapy

  • Arthritis
  • Brachial Plexus injuries 
  • Burns
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries 
  • Lymphedema
  • Joint replacements 
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Stroke
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma of bones or joints
  • Upper body injuries and pain

  Fresh Meadows Location

Fresh Meadows, New York Location


Outpatient Occupational Therapy Treatments

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) retraining
  • Adaptive equipment assessments
  • Adult nerve sensory activities (congenital and post traumatic)
  • Coordination and maintaining balance (Parkinson's disease, stroke, neurological disorders)
  • Edema management
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Ergonomic retraining
  • Functional training
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities: moist hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, paraffin
  • Scar management
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Splinting
  • Therapeutic management to increase range of motion and strength
  • Work hardening
  • Wound care 

Flushing Location

 Flushing, New York Location

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Staff

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Certified Hand Therapist 
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist 
  • Certified Kinesio-taping Practitioner
  • Neuro-Developmental treatment trained therapist                                                       
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
  • Rehabilitation technician

The staff will provide each patient with a comprehensive assessment and examination to develop a specialized rehabilitative program to maximize function. The clinician works closely with the patient to develop a specific plan of care. Each patient's plan is closely supervised to ensure maximum benefit and reach high therapeutic outcomes.

Appointment Process

A prescription for outpatient occupational therapy needs to be obtained from a medical doctor to ensure medical necessity for the services. An assessment by a skilled therapist will be performed to develop a specific treatment plan. Please be aware that if your insurance company requires a referral from your primary care physician, you must bring it with you.

To expedite the first visit process, please complete the below first visit information form and bring it with you: 

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Patient First Visit Information Form 

Appointment Hours

Hours of Operation for the Fresh Meadows Location:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Appointments are made with the assistance of our administrative support staff at 855-37REHAB(73422).

If you require language assistance, our department has various staff members who are available for language interpretation. In addition, we have a phone-based language interpretation service available.

Download the Brochures below for More Information about Occupational Therapy:

Occupational Therapy Information Brochure 

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