Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is an important part of a patient's overall rehabilitative therapy program.

Our Occupational Therapists use their knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, the effects of illness or injury and the components of activity to increase the patient's overall involvement in functional activity and safe practices. 

The Bellevue Hospital's Occupational Therapy Department is skilled in the treatment of hand injuries, customized splint fabrications, functional independence training and industrial work services.  


Conditions are skilled therapists can treat include the following:

  • Amputation / Replantation 
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Contusions, sprains and strains 
  • CVA / TIA (Strokes)
  • De Quervains Tendinitis 
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Joint replacement or fusion 
  • Ligament repairs 
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Peripheral Nerve injuries
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Spinal Cord injuries
  • Splint fabrication 
  • Tendon laceration or evulsions
  • Tennis or golfer's elbow


Occupational Therapy services The Bellevue Hospital provides include: 

  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training guidance to family members and caregivers
  • Cognitive problem solving abilities 
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptive recommendations
  • Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
  • Energy conservation / Work simplification
  • Fabrication of customized splints
  • Functional capacity exams
  • Home exercise programs
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Muscle re-education
  • Post-op rehabilitation
  • Standard and power wheelchair evaluation

Treatment of hand, wrist and elbow injuries and conditions 



Ryan Alley, OTR has been an Occupational Therapist at The Bellevue Hospital since 2000. Ryan is a Bureau of Workers Compensation accredited Transitional Work Developer, and an Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator. 

The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. 

Whether it is treating a specific arm or hand injury, or training in ways to help you better care for yourself, The Bellevue Hospital’s skilled Occupational Therapist may help you return to your previous level of function and independence. 

A physician referral is required to start an Occupational Therapy program. Call 419.483.4040, Ext. 4279 for an appointment.