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 who have suffered a work injury or accident to rehabilitate and adjust in their chosen environment.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists help school children who are disabled, or have difficulty doing normal tasks or have a developmental disability by modifying school equipment making it more accommodating, and by helping them participate in school activities.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST FOR
An occupational therapist can help people with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and autism engage in daily tasks and interact with others.
DID YOU KNOW?
Occupational therapy greatly expanded as a profession post the World War I, where injured war veterans were given assistance both mentally and physically to help reintegration into civilian life.