OT Weight-loss program
Washington University Occupational Therapy offers rehabilitation services that are personalized to help you overcome barriers related to performing everyday activities that can be complicated by excess weight. The goal of our program is to find the best solutions to support your weight loss journey.
What does this program include?
Occupational Therapy’s Weight-loss program is unique in design as it tailors the treatment provided to the individual needs. Everyone has a unique journey with their weight loss, and we are here to help you on your path to a healthier weight. After an initial evaluation to determine your individual strengths, we provide a tailored program to address any areas of concern. Our program may include education, training, and practice in the following areas:
- Healthy eating habits and routines
- Fall prevention strategies
- Medication Management
- Incorporating Physical Activity into daily routine
- Problem solving daily tasks
- Energy conservation principles
- Sleep preparation and participation techniques
- Coping strategies
- Social Support
Whether you are just beginning your journey or recently had a weight-loss surgery, the OT Weight-loss program can provide services that benefit you.
Where is this program?
Our program is primarily offered at the OT Clinic at 4444 Forest Park Ave. But if you have difficulty with transportation, home visits as well as telehealth appointments are options too.
How to get started:
If you think you might benefit from our occupational therapy services visit otservices.wustl.edu/otweightloss , talk to your physician and ask for a referral. Upon receipt of your referral, someone from the occupational therapy program will call you to set up an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. If you or your physician would like to learn more about Washington University’s Occupational Therapy Services, please contact our office at (314) 286-1669, or contact us about services at OTClinical@wustl.edu