Occupational therapists work with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to or are expected to, to enable them to participate in the activities of everyday life.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists help people engage in functional activities such as washing and dressing, kitchen activities and moving around.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists provide assistance to sick, disabled or injured patients by evaluating their conditions and needs and developing goals, teaching different tasks, modifying their environment and demonstrating exercises.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST FOR
Occupational therapists may help clients create functional work environments by evaluating and suggesting modifications for the workplace and by collaborating with the client's employer to make changes to the client's environment and/or schedule.
DID YOU KNOW?
Occupational therapy is not the same as physical therapy, the former aims to make the patient be able to function independently whereas the latter aims to improve the mobility of the patient.