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Occupational Therapy, or OT, is the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations) for the purpose of participation in roles and situations at home, in school, at work in the community or in other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational Therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of health, well-being and quality of life.

At the University of Vermont Medical Center. our team of expert therapists offer a compassionate approach to care backed by evidenced-based research. Our specialists work with you to find the best treatment plan specifically designed for your needs.

Occupational Therapy at UVM Medical Center: How We Compare

Our team of occupational therapists are some of the most knowledgeable and caring specialists in the area. You, the patient, is always the focus of our care.

When you choose the UVM Medical Center, you can expect:

  • Patient-centered approach - Our specialists across a variety of medical fields work together to coordinate your treatment with you. You are the most important person on your treatment team, and we are here to support you. 
  • Research backed treatments – As a university hospital, we use evidenced-based treatments with the most advanced technology in the field (adaptive equipment, assistive technology, etc.).

We offer a comprehensive approach to helping individuals safely and independently return to the activities most important.

Conditions We Treat

Our occupational therapists treat the following conditions:

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Concussion
  • CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident) or Stroke
  • Debility
  • Dementia
  • Falls Prevention
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Orthopedic Injuries/Surgeries
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatrics - Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Pediatrics - Dysphagia or Feeding Difficulties
  • Pediatrics - Genetic Syndromes
  • Pediatrics - Premature Birth
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation/CVA Rehabilitation
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Upper Extremity Amputation

OT Treatments

We design our treatment plans specifically for you. We work collaboratively with you and your family to identify meaningful goals for recovery so that you can return to the activities that are most important to you. Treatments include:

  • Strategies to improve your self-care skills
  • Education for you and your family
  • Equipment training
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Cognitive strategies
  • Engagement in meaningful activities
  • Household/Community management
  • Visual strategies
  • Fall prevention
  • Driver Rehabilitation
  • Concussion Management

Occupational Therapy: A Team Approach

We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to your care, which means you have a full team of experts from a variety of clinics to lean on throughout your treatment. Those clinics include:


  • ALS Clinic
  • Concussion Clinic
  • Fall Prevention Clinic
  • Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
  • Pediatric Feeding Team
  • Wheelchair Clinic

View Our Locations

Continence Center

Outpatient Rehabilitation - Medical Office Building - Fanny Allen Campus

 (802) 847-3022

792 College Parkway
Fanny Allen Campus, Medical Office Building
Colchester, VT 05446-3052

Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Anesthesiology - Fanny Allen Campus

Rehabilitation Therapy Center - Fanny Allen Campus

 (802) 847-6846

790 College Parkway
Fanny Allen Campus
Colchester, VT 05446-3052

Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center

 (802) 847-7470

192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-4440

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Maps & Directions
	  	  Lindsay E. Smith, OT
Lindsay E. Smith, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Emily Staples, OT
Emily Staples, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Margret A. Kelly, OT
Margret A. Kelly, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Ashley Garwood, OT
Ashley Garwood, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Kathryne H. Decatur, OT
Kathryne H. Decatur, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Marissa L. Stevens, OT
Marissa L. Stevens, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Caitlin Schmitt, OT
Caitlin Schmitt, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Sara DeGaetano, OT
Sara DeGaetano, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Ami A. Parke, OT
Ami A. Parke, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Lori Yeaman, OT
Lori Yeaman, OT
Occupational Therapy
Sarah Benis, OT
Occupational Therapy
	  	  Monica L. Beard-Raymond, OT
Monica L. Beard-Raymond, OT
Occupational Therapy