Occupational Therapy | Torrance Memorial | South Bay

Occupational Therapy

The goal of occupational therapy is to help individuals with injuries or disabilities regain independence and self-sufficiency in performing daily living skills, such as eating, dressing, and working. Occupational therapy provides individualized rehabilitative treatment, as well as assistive devices and durable medical equipment evaluations. Patients and families are instructed in proper and safe use of appropriate equipment in order to improve safety and independence.

Exceptional Team

Our team of Occupational Therapists at Torrance Memorial have received extensive training to become Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs). We work with patients who have hand, wrist, and elbow injuries.

Occupation Rehabilitation Services

Torrance Memorial's occupational therapy has established treatment regimens for:

  • Hand injuries
  • Upper extremity orthopedic or neurological conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Head injuries
  • Debilitating conditions
  • Developmental delays
  • Pulmonary diagnoses
  • Joint replacements
  • Neurological or other debilitating illnesses or injuries

Hand Therapy Program

We offer specialized care of upper extremity injuries, from neurological to orthopedic treatment for various conditions. We can treat extreme conditions such as degloving and hand mutilation, as well as acute carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment options can include custom functional bracing/splinting to support to an injured area, as well as facilitating modified arm/hand use to a non-useable extremity. Our focus is to assist patients in returning to pain controlled strength, mobility and function to an upper extremity injury or disability.


  • Potential treatment areas can include:
  • Tendon / nerve repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Nerve Compression Injuries
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Fractures of the upper extremity
  • Soft Tissue Injuries and Amputations
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Functional Limitations of the Upper Extremity


The following treatments may be utilized as needed:

  • Custom fabrication of static and dynamic splints
  • Modalities for relief of pain and edema
  • Joint Mobilization and range of motion
  • Soft tissue mobilization, scar management, and desensitization
  • Wound care
  • Orthotic / Prosthetic Training
  • Strengthening programs with state of the art equipment such as the BTE
  • Instruction in injury prevention and work site assessments
  • Work simulation and work hardening
  • Retraining in and modification of Activities of Daily Living and Self Care

Contact the Rehabilitation Department


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