Occupational Therapy Specialist

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

Physical Rehabilitation located in Great Neck, NY

If you have a disease, injury, or disability that interferes with how you function on a day-to-day basis, occupational therapy is designed to help you navigate your world more easily. At North Shore Rehab Associates, Alex Roit, DC, is passionate about restoring quality of life, function, and independence to his patients in Great Neck, New York, through occupational therapy. To explore how occupational therapy can help you or a loved one, call or use the online scheduling tool to request a consultation.

Occupational Therapy Q & A

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

What is occupational therapy?

Many people confuse occupational therapy with physical therapy, but they’re separate approaches, though occupational therapy does often involve some physical therapy. Dr. Roit turns to occupational therapy to restore functional independence, which means designing tailor-made programs that address your unique lifestyle to help you get back to the activities you enjoy, not to mention simply keeping up with your daily tasks.

Why would I need occupational therapy?

Dr. Roit recommends occupational therapy for people of all ages who are limited by a disease, disability, or injury, and includes:

  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke
  • Sprains and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-operational therapy
  • Injury recovery


This list is by no means comprehensive, as there is any number of physical conditions that can place limitations on your ability to function normally. The key to occupational therapy is not only to restore your function but prevent problems from cropping up down the road. These prevention techniques are as important as the restoration of function for long-term success.

What is involved in occupational therapy?

Through his work, Dr. Roit addresses six key self-care issues through occupational therapy, which are called the “Activities of Daily Living:”

  1. Personal hygiene and grooming
  2. Bathing
  3. Continence management
  4. Dressing
  5. Feeding
  6. Ambulating


These standards of self-care make up the foundation of independent living, which Dr. Roit addresses through occupational therapy.

With occupational therapy, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Dr. Roit and his team of occupational and physical therapists offer state-of-the-art equipment to help you bridge the gap between limitation and function through exercises, workarounds, and planning, but your plan is based solely on your unique situation.

When you first come in, Dr. Roit sits down with you to review your medical problem and the effect it’s having on your life. Once he determines the extent of the issue, he sets to work to restore your functional independence to help you reach your goals and get you back to an active lifestyle.

If you’d like to explore occupational therapy further, call North Shore Rehab Associates or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.