Occupational Therapy

Through restorative treatment methods and adaptive techniques, the Occupational Therapy department at Altru provides the skills for the job of living to clients of all ages. Those skills, skills to dress, shop, work, drive, play or cope with disability, are all necessary and reflect the variety of our lives. We use restorative treatments, adaptive methods, the environment and assistive technology to reach the patient's goals.


Occupational Therapy practitioners at Altru provide therapy in twelve different service areas on the Altru Campus and nine practitioners serve the Altru region through Outreach Services in 14 neighboring communities.

Altru's Outpatient Occupational Therapy Service areas include:


Bedroom: This module has two settings--one with a single bed and sow carpet padding and one with a double bed, thick carpet padding, recliner and alternate light sources. Activities practiced are opening draperies, hanging clothes in the closet and using light switches.

Kitchen: Patients can practice using the stove, refrigerator and other application of the kitchen environment. The kitchen allows for chair seating for an informal meal. Dinnerware, flatware, and other items are available for the patient to utilize.


North Dakota

Altru Performance Center | 701.780.2300

Aneta Parkview Health Center | Aneta 701.780.2400

Cooperstown Medical Center | Cooperstown 701.780.2400

Altru Clinic | Devils Lake 701.665.5247

Altru Clinic | Drayton 701.454.3311

Sanny and Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention and Genetics | Grand Forks 701.732.7620

Altru Family YMCA | Grand Forks 701.780.2400

Valley 4000 | Grand Forks 701.780.2400

Hatton Prairie Village | Hatton 701.780.2400

Cavalier County Memorial | Langdon 701.780.2400

Larimore Masonic Temple | Larimore 701.780.2400

Nelson County Health System | McVille 701.780.2400

First Care Health Center | Park River 701.780.2400

Pembilier Nursing Center | Walhalla 701.780.2400


Altru Clinic | Crookston 218.281.9100

Altru Clinic | East Grand Forks 218.773.0357

Altru Clinic | Erskine 218.687.5317

Altru Clinic | Red Lake Falls 218.253.4343

Altru Clinic | Thief River Falls 218.681.7280

Kittson Memorial Health Care Center | Hallock 218.843.3612

Kittson Memorial Clinic | Karlstad 218.436.7614 or 701.780.2400 for scheduling

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