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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages do daily activities with the highest level of independence possible. If your ability is impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disorders, social or emotional problems, or the aging process, occupational therapists at Avera locations across the Upper Midwest can help. 

Occupational therapists can also meet the needs of children birth to 12 years old for:

  • Help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and feeding
  • Development of fine motor skills, including toy manipulation and handwriting
  • Sensory integration techniques 

To provide the best and most comprehensive care possible, your occupational therapist may evaluate your:

  • Ability to complete daily living activities
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Visual-perceptual skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Sensation
  • Muscle tone 


Benefit from a variety of treatment methods, including:

  • Balance retraining
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Coordination training
  • Daily living activities training
  • Driver evaluation and training
  • Energy conservation/work simplification
  • Instruction on use of assistive devices
  • Joint protection
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Splinting
  • Strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Visual-perceptual training

Return to the Life You Love

Take advantage of therapy and rehabilitation services to help you or your loved ones regain skills, recover from injury, return to function, learn effective coping methods and live your best possible life. To learn more, find an Avera location near you.

Move Better, Feel Better

Find therapeutic programs, classes and events at Avera locations. Search our calendar.

Upcoming Opportunities

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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