About the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice
At the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, we know that the best medical outcomes depend upon consistent healthy lifestyle choices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, pain and tobacco dependence as today’s leading causes of death and disability. High-risk lifestyle factors like poor diet, sedentary activity and tobacco use can be successfully redesigned into healthier ones with the right combination of support, education and therapeutic guidance from our Faculty Practice clinicians.
Our practice is the birthplace and home of Lifestyle Redesign®, an innovative intervention model built upon the USC Well Elderly Study, which showed that preventive occupational therapy slows the declines associated with typical aging and improves health, functioning and life satisfaction. Typically over several weeks or months, Faculty Practice occupational therapists collaborate with patients to address their specific needs and contexts, educate them about relevant topics, and set and attain achievable lifestyle goals. In the end, our patients take away a customized plan that redesigns their lifestyle in support of healthier living and better disease management.
Diversity, Access, and Equity
At the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, we are dedicated to excellence in healthcare through a commitment to fostering a place of inclusion, affirming the dignity of all people, and promoting overall diversity, equity, and belonging. We honor and celebrate differences including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and respectfully aids our development of interventions that are personally meaningful and health-promoting.
Our clinic is dedicated to:
- Ongoing program development to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
- Reappraising existing resources and programs to ensure equitable care.
- Sustaining efforts to facilitate regular, clinic-wide conversations to identify areas of improvement.
- Recruiting and hiring faculty, residents, students, and staff that represent diverse communities and identities to enhance patient care.
- Receiving and implementing feedback from clients and the community to continuously improve our diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts.
We kindly welcome and appreciate feedback on our inclusivity efforts.
To make an appointment or for more information, speak with your physician for a referral or contact us today!