What is Occupational therapy?

The American Occupational Therapy Association defines an occupational therapist as someone who “helps people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children of determination to participate fully in school and social situations, injury rehabilitation, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

The broad spectrum of OT practice makes it difficult to categorize the areas of practice, especially considering the differing health care systems globally:

  • Children and youth
  • Health and wellness
  • Mental health
  • Productive aging
  • Geriatrics
  • Acute rehabilitation
  • Visual impairment
  • Adult rehabilitation
  • Assistive technology
  • Community based rehabilitation
  • Specialised hand therapy
By admin | February 22, 2021 | Categories: |
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