Gillette's team of Occupational Therapists

Through Gillette Children’s virtual rehabilitation program, your patients have access to the same trusted team of physical, occupational, and speech/language therapists from the safety and comfort of their homes. Gillette will soon improve access to its virtual rehab therapy program by expanding into Wisconsin.

Patients who experience serious injuries or have complex medical conditions often need help to develop or regain their strength, mobility and independence over time. Rehab therapies safely address these important needs, helping patients return to their typical activities and environments.

The Gillette rehab therapy team includes more than 100 therapists across physical, occupational and speech services. They have specialized and advanced training focused on pediatrics and complex conditions. Our team tailors the therapy to your patient’s needs and ensures the sessions work well for a family at home.

Rehabilitation therapies can help your patients who need to:

Regardless of the condition or reason for therapy, our goal at Gillette Children’s is the same: We make sure kids learn how to navigate their world with confidence.

Is Virtual Therapy Right for Your Patient?

Attending in-person therapy appointments can be hard for some families. Whether it’s due to distance, transportation issues or something else, we want to ease any obstacles to care.

Spotlight on Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists Build Independence for Patients

When patients come to Gillette, they’ll collaborate with one of the nation’s top providers of pediatric inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapies. Gillette Children’s has occupational therapists (OTs) throughout the Twin Cities metro area in our St. Paul, Phalen, Burnsville and Maple Grove clinic locations as well as virtual appointments.

The therapists at Gillette are experts in making the hard work of therapy fun. The OTs know children are motivated by play so they often incorporate toys, dress-up, or pretend scenarios to help children learn how to button their coats, prepare a bowl of cereal, or use scissors. They also help children learn how to use adaptive devices, regain strength and function in their arms, focusing on activities that are meaningful to them.

Occupational therapists work with children who have a traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, brachial plexus, or another complex condition. The team of skilled OTs at Gillette help children learn the everyday skills they need to function in their home and communities.

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