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Occupational Therapy

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Your life is made up of occupations – meaningful everyday activities. These occupations can include many roles, such as being a parent, a spouse, an employee, a tennis player, a cook or a musician. Everyone has occupations—from the toddler whose occupations are play and learning to develop important skills, to the older adult whose occupations are engaging with family and friends and managing his or her home. We generally don’t think about our daily occupations until we have trouble doing them. 

Whether an accident or injury, developmental delay or chronic medical condition, this is where an Occupational Therapist may be able to help. Occupational therapists assess patients' physical and cognitive abilities, then work with the patients to improve or accommodate these abilities so they can feed themselves, bathe, dress, complete homemaking and leisure tasks, or progress to return to work. Occupational therapy helps people develop the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.

At Bryan we can help with all of the above, in addition we work with:

  • Neurologic Diagnosis
  • Hand and arm pathologies
  • Upper extremity Orthopedic issues
  • Splint fabrication
  • Hand Therapy

For information about Pediatric Occupational Therapy, click here.   


Linda Jeffery, MAA, OTR/L   Clinical Coordinator Outpatient – West Campus

Linda Jeffery received her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in 1991. She began working in the Lincoln area in 1992 and joined the staff at Bryan Health in 1998. Linda received her Masters of Arts in Administration from Doane College in 2000.  Throughout her career continued learning has been important to Linda. She has attended numerous continuing education courses some of which include: Saebo and Bioness for Upper Extremity Motor Improvement following Stroke, Hand Therapy including tendon repair, Physical Agent Modalities and Kinesiotaping.  Linda’s outpatient practice includes: treatment of neurologic and orthopedic diagnosis, hand therapy including post operative rehab, and fabrication of custom hand splints.  In addition to her outpatient caseload Linda is the clinical coordinator at Bryan west campus for Acute care and outpatient services.

In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and has 3 grown sons.

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