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What is Occupational Therapy? Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 January 2006
What is Occupational Therapy?
"Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational Therapy gives people the "Skills for the Job of Living" they need to live satisfying lives. Services typically include:
  • Customized treatment programs aimed at improving abilities to carry out the activities of daily living
 
    • Comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments and recommendations on necessary adaptation
 
    • Assessments and treatment for performance skills
 
    • Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment to replace lost function
 
    • Guidance to family members and attendants in safe and effective methods of caring for individuals.
  
Who Benefits from Occupational Therapy?
A wide variety of people can benefit from occupational therapy, including those with
 
    • work related injuries such as low back problems or repetitive stress injuries
 
    • limitations following a stroke or heart attack
 
    • arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
 
    • birth injuries, learning problems, or developmental disabilities
 
    • mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress
 
    • substance abuse problems or eating disorders
 
    • burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations
 
    • broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, or accidents
 
    • vision or cognitive problems that threaten their ability to drive."
Quoted from American Occupational Therapy Association. To find out more about OT, please visit www.aota.org
Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 May 2006 )
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