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Occupational Therapists Help Patients Return to Independent Living

Shepherd Center marks Occupational Therapy Month with video of adaptive cooking skills taught by occupational therapists.

Occupational therapists at Shepherd Center help people with brain and spinal cord injuries return to living as independently as possible. Every month, in Shepherd Center's Spinal Cord Injury Day Program, occupational therapists lead an adaptive cooking class that introduces patients to adaptive equipment and kitchen safety.

In this video, Shepherd Center occupational therapist (OT) Marie Julien explains the role of an occupational therapist and uses the adaptive cooking class as an important example of the skills that OTs teach.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.