What is occupational therapy?
A form of therapy for those recovering from or living with a physical or mental illness, injury or disability. Rehabilitation therapies encourage individuals to regain important skills needed to perform activities of daily life (ADL), and provides supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
How can occupational therapy help?
The goal of occupational therapy is to make people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists teach by the motto “live life to its fullest.” They help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. A primary goal of OT is energy preservation. OT often modifies daily routines at home to help preserve energy and make things easier depending on the individual’s injury or disability. Occupational therapy touches on many areas, including:
If you or a loved one are recovering from an accident, injury or disability, or living with a chronic illness, and feel occupational therapy may be right for you, speak with your doctor.
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