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Occupational Therapy
What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitative service that encompasses screening, evaluating, treatment, and education. It is directed toward developing, improving, sustaining or restoring patient daily living skills. Daily living skills may include self-care skills, interactions with others and the environment, work readiness or work performance, educational skills, and leisure activities.

The Army Occupational Therapy Mission

  • To promote Soldier readiness, healthy living and optimal performance among all Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries using occupational therapy principles and practices.

  • Provide OT services that reflect best clinical practices, are timely, and are cost efficient.

  • Serve in primary care to diagnose and treat upper extremity injuries and illnesses.

  • Develop ergonomic strategies, policies, and programs to prevent injuries and decrease human and economic costs of injuries in the DoD.

  • Provide OT services within Warrior Transition Units (WTU) for reintegration of Soldiers as they return to work and productive living.

  • Develop versatile, competent OT leaders who successfully manage clinic operation.

    Army Occupational Therapy Vision

    Army Occupational Therapists are the human performance experts and dedicated leaders whose innovative programs and services will help to optimize soldier performance and readiness in theater and garrison. Army OTs are valuable members on the team that will lead the AMEDD into the 21st century by:

  • Creating new and innovative applications within the Army Occupational Therapy services that maximize soldier readiness and promote healthy living among all DoD beneficiaries.

  • Increasing Army OT's value through demonstrated cost effectiveness of services.

    The information on this website is meant for patient education and to provide home treatment options for some common muscular and skeletal injuries. It is not intended to replace your health care provider. Many are actually intended for use by your health care provider through referral to the website for appropriate self-care interventions. If your symptoms get worse; are not improving in two weeks despite treatment; or new unexplained symptoms develop, you should contact or follow-up with your health care provider.

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    600 Caisson Hill Road, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442
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