Occupational therapy (OT) helps people with disabilities to return to their lives through the use of therapeutic methods, applied and assistive technology and environmental modifications.
Benefits of OT:
- Occupational therapy shortens recover time, improves function and helps people become self-sufficient.
- Occupational therapy assessment and intervention reduces the risk of fall in elderly patients.
- Occupational therapy retrains patients in the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming and feeding.
Who Can Benefit from OT?
Reasons to work with an occupational therapist include, but are not limited to:
- Injuries (brain, spinal cord or back)
- Neurological disorders (Multiple Sclerosis or Guillain-Barré)
- Sensory disorders (chronic pain or sensory loss)
- Musculoskeletal disorders (arthritis)
- Orthopedic conditions (hip fracture)