Voted #1 Physical Therapy Service, The Capital, Reader's Choice 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

275 West Street
Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-295-0001 (office)
410-295-9494 (fax)
Hours of Operation:
Monday 7am-8pm
Tuesday 7am-8pm
Wednesday 7am-8pm
Thursday 7am-8pm
Friday 7am-3pm

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy as per the American Occupational Therapy Association, OT "is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives." In other words, occupational therapists (OTs) develop treatment programs to improve your ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), which may include basic self care skills, hobbies, or work duties. They may recommend and teach you how to use adaptive equipment if needed. Job site or home evaluations may help an OT make safety or ergonomic recommendations, too.

After a stroke or brain injury, many experience visual or cognitive deficits. OTs are trained to rehabilitate those skills or teach compensatory techniques to help improve your quality of life.

Many OTs focus on treating hands and fine motor control, such as writing or using utensils. OTs fabricate custom splints after a surgery, a fracture, or in the prevention of further deformities, such as with rheumatoid arthritis.

At Doyle & Taylor Physical Therapy, Ann Ruppel, MS, OTR/L can help with your activities of daily living, splinting needs, and more.

Below are external links regarding occupational Therapy:

The American Occupational Therapy Association:

The Role of Occupational Therapy for rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity (pdf file)

Recovering from Stroke with Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullestâ„¢