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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a rehabilitation specialty that restores the health of individuals who suffer from disabling conditions affecting the mind, body, emotions and development. A traumatic orthopedic or neurologic injury can sometimes lead to physical and functional challenges that impact even the simplest activities from dressing and grooming, to working and playing. In the absence of the cognitive, physical and motor skills required to perform such tasks, an individual may be held back from being a participant in life.

Hand and arm injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome are among some of the most common conditions affecting one’s ability to work and participate in everyday activities. Our hand therapy center is equipped with certified hand therapists who closely work with occupational therapists to develop care plans that build hand strength, heal injuries and increase manual dexterity. It’s just one more way that the rehabilitation services at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) works to treat the whole person.

At  LLUMC we provide a comfortable and supportive environment where patients are encouraged to overcome obstacles and return to their optimal level of function and performance. Our occupational therapists and specialists apply proven techniques and the latest technologies to help patients achieve independence and lead more satisfying lives.


Loma Linda’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers evaluation procedures to accurately identify the treatment that bests suits your specific needs. Our procedures include:
  • Physical Medicine
    • Amputee Clinic
      • Fabrication and adjustments to devices
      • Patient management via team assessments
      • Pain management
      • Physician evaluations
      • Prothetists evaluations
      • Rehabilitation therapy care plans
    • Center for Pain Management
      • Exercise
      • Individualized patient pain level analysis
      • Injection techniques when indicated
      • Pharmacological intervention
      • Physical therapy
      • Progress monitoring
      • Psychological support
      • Research to improve patient care
      • Therapeutic plan for pain management
      • Treatment and management of pain
    • Neuropsychology
      • Behavioral medicine assessments
      • Biofeedback training
      • Cognitive retraining
      • Coping skills training
      • Educational testing
      • Educational rehabilitation
      • Medical/legal assessments
      • Neuropsychological assessments
      • Pre-surgical evaluations
      • Psychological restructuring
      • Workers’ compensation evaluations
    • Spasticity Treatment
      • Assessments
      • Individualized treatment
      • Management of patients with implanted medication pumps
      • Medication or injections into spastic muscles
      • Therapies to improve function and decrease pain
  • Rehabilitation
    • Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Services
      • Adolescent rehabilitation, ages 14–21
      • General rehabilitation
      • Stroke
      • Spinal cord injury
      • Traumatic brain injury
    • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and Programs
      • Amputation clinic
      • Brain injury rehabilitation
      • Cognitive therapy
      • Dialect program
      • Dysphagia and feeding disorder program
      • Hand therapy
      • Laryngectomy rehabilitation
      • Lymphedema therapy
      • Occupational therapy
      • Orthopedic rehabilitation
      • Orthotics and Prosthetics
      • Pediatric rehabilitation
      • Physical therapy
      • Pilates-based conditioning
      • Post-mastectomy care
      • Pre-vocational and work re-entry program
      • Sensorimotor and language program
      • Speech and language pathology
      • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
      • Sports rehabilitation
      • Stroke rehabilitation
      • Swallow studies
      • Vestibular therapy
      • Voice program

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – South Entrance
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 300
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Inpatient Rehabilitation
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus – Unit 1100 and Unit 1500
25333 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Outpatient Rehabilitation – West Entrance
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Orthotics and Prosthetics – North Entrance
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians specialize in rehabilitation, therapy, research and clinical consultations. Our physicians are highly trained in their areas of specialty and hold national board certifications. They work closely with the rehabilitation care team to ensure the best possible outcomes for each patient.
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Featured Physicians

Neuropsychology
•    Travis G. Fogel, PhD
•    Michael Gilewski, PhD

Pain Management
•    Baher Boctor, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Adult
•    Murray E. Brandstater, MD
•    Nicole Irwin, MD
•    Mary Kim, MD
•    Cid Nazir, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Pediatrics
•    Nicole Irwin, MD

Spine Center
•    Farbod Asgarzadie, MD
•    Wayne K. Cheng, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

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