Occupational Therapist are skilled healthcare practitioners who promote participation, heal and well-being through meaningful engagement in everyday activities (“occupations”) using a client-centered and holistic approach.
Occupational therapists (OTs) help patients restore function needed to perform daily activities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy treatments include:
- Helping people recovering from injury to regain skills
- Provide supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
- An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals
- Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.
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