Occupational Therapy Personalized for You

Our USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Occupational Therapy team offers a wide range of skilled services provided by our highly trained and experienced therapists. We provide individualized rehabilitation programs that may consist of custom splint fabrication, therapeutic exercise, lymphedema management, activities of daily living training and more to treat a variety of conditions. We specialize in treating injuries to the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand, including impairments resulting from cancer or post-cancer treatment. We also offer occupational therapy, if you have mobility issues caused by stroke, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Our goal is to promote your safe return to a maximum level of functional independence.

Hand Therapy

Our occupational therapists are trained in advanced hand therapy procedures and treatments to restore lost function and help you regain your independence.

Lymphedema Management

Our lymphedema specialists provide care for postoperative and/or cancer-related swelling and scar management to help you improve and maintain mobility.

Neurological Management

We offer specialized treatment, if you have had a stroke, traumatic brain injury or have been diagnosed with a neurological condition, such as Parkinson’s disease.

We offer specialized care for a full range of conditions and issues that affect independence, mobility and quality of life, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer-related lymphedema
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Nerve entrapment disorder, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neurological impairments caused by stroke, brain injuries or progressive neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s disease)
  • Repetitive motion injuries (e.g., tennis elbow)
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Treatments and Services

  • Compression bandaging
  • Custom fabricated splint/orthosis
  • Custom lymphedema garment fitting
  • LSVT-BIG movement therapy
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities such as paraffin bath, electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy and infrared laser therapy
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Scar and edema management

Our Keck Medicine Physicians

Our Community Physicians

  • Amir Mostofi, MD 
  • Ketan Petal, MD

Our Occupational Therapists

  • Michelle Antolin, OTR/L 
  • Kawalpreet Dhaliwal, OTR/L
  • Connie Jung, OTR/L

Programs and Classes at USC-VHH

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Babysitting Classes

Our family education program offers babysitting classes tailored for boys and girls ages 11-15. Each class is a single, one-time session and is limited in size.

Doc Talks Lecture Series

This lecture series will present a variety of health-related topics to community members throughout the year.

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Maternity Tour

Maternity tours are currently on hold. Please call (818)