Outpatient Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy strives to promote independence with everyday activities
through an individualized and specialized retraining treatment plan, as
well as specific compensatory strategies, techniques or adaptive equipment.
Our occupational therapists and our rehabilitation team work collaboratively
with patients, families and physicians to provide quality care and achieve
the best possible outcome.
Occupational therapies include:
- Vision-perception screening and treatment
- Functional cognitive treatment
- Pre-driving/community mobility
- Orthopedic hand and upper extremity evaluation and treatment, including
static and dynamic custom splinting; joint protection training
- Ergonomic evaluation
- Energy conservation and work simplification training
- Activities of daily living
Vision Rehabilitation Program
The vision rehabilitation program provides assessment and treatment of
the visual and perceptual skills needed for daily activities. Vision rehabilitation
helps to maximize the patient’s functional visual abilities for
essential life tasks at home and in the community. Working in collaboration
with the referring physician and a board-certified neuro-optometrist,
our team develops a customized treatment plan and home program that meet
each patient’s individual needs. Whether it is learning to read
with a device or implementing visual strategies for safe navigation in
one’s environment, treatment can often improve life quality. We
also offer recommendations for low-vision devices that can assist in everyday living.
Patients who benefit most from vision rehabilitation include those who
have experienced a stroke, brain injury or age-related changes, such as
macular degeneration or glaucoma.
Functional Tone Management Treatment
This program is a revolutionary new treatment approach for people who have
experienced a neurological injury, such as stroke. This new technique
uses an award-winning dynamic device to augment occupational therapy treatment.
The involved hand is held in a functional position during reach, and assists
with grasp and release. Our occupational therapist works closely with
each patient to design a comprehensive treatment plan to improve and enhance
the recovery of range of motion, strength, motor control and overall upper-extremity function.
People who have slight shoulder movement and some hand flexion following
a recent stroke or neurological injury may benefit from this treatment.
If you would like more information about our rehabilitation program, please
call one of the numbers below or
Inpatient Rehabilitation: (619) 229-7380
Outpatient Rehabilitation: (619) 229-7216
Annalee Pacheco, OTR/L
Tina Truong, OTR/L
Tina Truong received her degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State
University in 2002. She started her career at San Diego Rehab Institute
in 2003 and since then developed a passion for neurological rehab especially
stroke. She has certifications in Saebo Arm Training and LSVT BIG treatment
for Parkinson's. She participates in the Comebackers Neuro Club, is
a contributing editor on the Savvy Survivor Newsletter, and active participant
in the Stroke Peer Visitor Program. In her spare time she enjoys spending
time with her family.