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Occupational Therapy at the Cloquet Hospital

Regain life's activities at home and work

Occupational Therapy

Get back to the activities of daily living

The professionals at CMH Occupational Therapy can help people of all ages who have had a disruption in their independence. This can include a disruption in the ability to perform work, home, childcare, or leisure activities.

Our skilled and caring staff provide specialized training to help patients learn or relearn strategies and enable people to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Occupational Therapy services

Our services are designed to improve function and independence in all areas of the daily occupations that are important to you. Our experienced occupational therapy team will evaluate and design a program that fits your specific needs to improve your functional abilities. Our staff includes specialty areas in pediatric care, vision and driving, as well as certified hand therapists who specialize in treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. As a small rural hospital we are able to provide a wide range of services so close to home.

  • Help patients who are recovering from illness, injury, or surgery regain the ability to perform daily tasks at home or in the workplace
  • Provide rehabilitation following a stroke or other neurological event
  • Provide hand therapy services under the coordination of a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Work with patients living with arthritis to decrease their pain and improve their ability to perform daily tasks
  • Work with the pediatric population to address a variety of concerns including fine motor and visual motor skills, sensory processing and self-regulation, cognitive skills, and social development
  • Oversee specialized and custom splinting
  • Provide adaptive equipment and assistive devices to improve independence in daily living tasks
  • Provide therapeutic exercises to enhance endurance, strength, and function
  • Share environmental adaptations that can be used at work and at home
  • Provide our Community Mobility Skills Assessment to determine a person’s current fitness to drive by assessing vision, thinking skills, and physical motor control
  • Improve pain and function with state-of-the-art modalities, such as Low Light Laser Therapy and the BTE Simulator II
  • Provide comprehensive return-to-work services, including work hardening, work conditioning, and Functional Capacity Evaluation; the Functional Capacity Evaluation is a 2-day standardized test to evaluate a patient’s ability to perform work abilities

Occupational Therapy is part of CMH’s Concussion Rehabilitation Program Team

Concussions can result in several symptoms that affect daily life, work, school, and athletics. The CMH Rehabilitation team is equipped to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and intervention to help alleviate the negative symptoms often associated with concussion.

As part of concussion rehabilitation, occupational therapy helps assess and treat impairments related to vision, motor planning, and functional cognition including processing speed and reaction time, self-care performance, headache pain management, and upper extremity function.

Ask your physician for a referral for the CMH Post Concussion Rehabilitation Program.

A new lease on life: a CMH Occupational Therapy testimonial

Sean Cain suffered a serious motorcycle accident in 2005. The accident required him to have 17 surgeries in 13 years. Although Sean pursued recovery treatment elsewhere, it wasn’t until he became a patient at CMH in 2017 that he began to see life-changing results. Through a combination of physical, speech, and occupational therapy, Sean was able to finally solve the traumatic brain injury symptoms he had been suffering for over a decade. He credits the caring and understanding rehabilitation staff for the confidence he has regained in himself.

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Community Memorial Hospital
512 Skyline Boulevard
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

CMH Urgent Care hours: Monday-Friday, 5-9pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; closed on holidays
Hospital & Emergency Room 218-879-4641

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