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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan OS/OT Faculty Practice

Lifestyle Redesign® for Neurological Conditions

Navigating life with a neurological condition can be challenging, given the wide variety of symptoms that can affect movement, sensation, mood and cognition. Our clients may experience difficulty in understanding these changes, especially when it comes to communicating their needs and experiences with the people in their life who matter most. Living with a neurological condition may result in feeling anxious or even hopeless, especially when symptoms begin to impact your ability to engage in the activities that you want, need, or are expected to do.

Occupational therapists specialize in helping people with neurological conditions to optimize function and participation in life’s daily activities. Through a holistic, collaborative approach, our OTs will help you to learn, analyze, and problem-solve strategy use and plans in order to empower you to better manage your neurological condition with confidence.

We can help you to:

  • Learn to conserve energy and pace activities to manage fatigue
  • Recognize and manage stress, anxiety, and depression across contexts (e.g., social, community, home, etc.)
  • Create a restorative sleep routine to improve your energy
  • Learn and integrate techniques to manage cognitive changes
  • Develop self-monitoring routines to increase awareness of your symptoms and triggers and sustain lifestyle changes
  • Analyze your living spaces and modify physical environment to minimize the risk of falling and improve overall safety
  • Learn to use equipment for managing physical limitations and improving participation in daily activities (e.g., hygiene, feeding, bathing, etc.)
  • Develop sustainable routines around physical activity, eating, and fluid intake
  • Analyze work routines and integrate strategies to manage symptoms at work, school, or volunteer
  • Provide support for family and/or care partners to facilitate behavior changes


View/download the Lifestyle Redesign for Neurological Disorders brochure.

Lifestyle Redesign for Neurological Disorders

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