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 clients rehabilitate after injuries or during old age by helping them regain their daily lives, assessing and modifying their homes to improve mobility and accessibility and by teaching the client and their caretakers how to use equipment (such as wheelchairs) to facilitate normal functioning.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists work with people with mental illness or emotional problems or with developmental disabilities to teach them skills such as managing time and using public transportation, and helping them cope with and engage in daily activities.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST FOR
Occupational therapists may provide early intervention therapy to infants who have or may run the risk of having developmental delays.
DID YOU KNOW?
Occupational therapists may also use knowledge of sleep physiology and sleep disorders to evaluate and address the impact of sleep deficiency on normal functioning or sleep disorders on occupational performance.