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Occupational therapy – paraplegia and tetraplegia

Occupational therapy is a fixed component of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team for paraplegia and tetraplegia.

The main priorities of treatment are to attain the greatest possible degree of independence and reintegration into everyday life. Occupational therapy supports this process with therapeutic measures tailored to the individual.

Occupational therapy for paraplegia and tetraplegia offers the following therapy and counselling:

Therapy / training

  • Hand therapy (joint mobilisation, strengthening) 
  • Training the arm/hand unit in everyday activities (functional training) 
  • Arm and hand function recovery with ARMEO devices 
  • Transfers 
  • Dressing
  • Wheelchair skills
  • Cooking/household skills 
  • Splints and braces 
  • City skills

Assessments / adivce

  • Wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories 
  • Seat cushions 
  • Bath and toilet aids 
  • Environmental control units 
  • Transfer aids 
  • Small aids and appliances 
  • Financial advice regarding medical aids and appliances
  • Home environment assessments
  • Workplace assessments
  • Ergonomic advice


We would be happy to arrange an appointment with you
+41 44 386 39 10

Hartmut Pöhlmann
Team Leader Ergotherapy
Para- and Quadriplegia
+41 44 386 59 45