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Occupational Therapy is the Art and Science of Helping People Achieve Independence with the Day-To-Day Activities That are Important to Them

The department is staffed with 20 licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants with a variety of clinical specialties. Inpatient and Outpatient services are initiated by a physician referral. Services that are available:

Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Outpatient Occupational Therapy services emphasize individual treatment programs that target retraining activities of daily living due to deficits in upper and lower extremity function, safety issues, motor planning, dexterity, and cognitive impairment.

Occupational Therapy Hand Center

Occupational Therapy Hand Center is a full-service outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinic staffed with Occupational Therapists who have expertise in hand and upper extremity therapy.

Lymphedema Treatment Program

McLeod currently offers the only lymphedema clinic in South Carolina with therapists who are certified in both lymphedema management and wound management. Outpatient services are available for patients with lymphedema, chronic swelling, venous insufficiency, and associated wounds.

Work Recovery Center

Work Recovery Center is the industry's resource for reducing overall costs of work related injuries by providing objective data in testing, treatment and job site services in order to maximize the employees' job performance. 

Inpatient Occupational Therapy

Inpatient Occupational Therapy provides the retraining of activities of daily living to hospitalized patients to speed their recovery and reduce post-operative complications. Adaptive equipment and coordination of care is established with rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, or outpatient therapy programs.

Occupational Therapy NICU

Occupational Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides evaluation and treatment of parental attachment and comfort in caring for their infant, development of age-appropriate posture/muscle tone/reflexes, age-appropriate developmental stimulation, efficient oral feeding, and environmental care giving modification to reduce stress and promote stability of the infant.

Common Diagnoses Treated


Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Arthritic Conditions
Hand and Upper Extremity
Work Related Injuries
Cerebral Vascular Accident
Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebral Palsy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Muscular Dystrophy
Other Conditions
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Lymphedema/chronic swelling
Renal Failure/Diabetes
Arthritic Conditions


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