Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people of all ages improve, restore, or maintain their ability to perform everyday activities that involve looking after themselves, enjoying life and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their community.
Occupational therapists apply knowledge and skills to collaborate with, assess, empower, and enable clients to:
- learn new ways of doing activities
- develop or regain skills
- use devices, materials, wheelchairs, seating and other equipment to make life easier
- adapt their environment
- maximize their independence across their lifespan
Occupational Therapy helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person's ability to do the things that are important to them.