Comprehensive rehabilitation for all levels of care is offered by University of Mississippi Medical Center to help patients lead independent and fulfilling lives to the best of their ability. The dedicated team of occupational and physical therapists and support staff is committed to providing innovative assessment and treatment to patients whose lives have been affected by physical, cognitive and developmental problems.Our staff is highly engaged, not only in its commitment to patient care, but also in its dedication to ongoing education and research. Our therapists hold a multitude of specialty certifications, including lymphedema certification and board certifications in sports, geriatrics, orthopedics, pediatrics and neurology.
Occupational therapy (OT) is dedicated to helping people lead independent, productive and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants work together with the patient and family to set and reach goals that are important to them. OT utilizes purposeful and meaningful activities and treatment techniques designed to reduce the effects of disabilities. Physical therapy (PT) focuses on the examination, management, and prevention of human motion disorders. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants employ different treatment techniques to improve range of motion, strength, flexibility and endurance to restore function and prevent disability.
Occupational and physical therapy at UMMC are offered for patients of all ages in a variety of settings, including: