occupational therapy

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Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life to achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by providing the client with skills for the job of living - those necessary to function in the community or in the client's chosen environment or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.
Areas/ Places of practice for Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapy is practiced in a wide range of public, private and community sector settings. Clients are actively involved in the occupational therapy process and the outcomes are client-driven and measured in terms of participation, satisfaction derived from occupational participation and / or improvement in occupational performance. E.g.

Conditions requiring Occupational Therapy

Who is an Occupational Therapist?
Occupational therapists have a broad knowledge in the medical, social, behavioral, psychological, psychosocial and occupational sciences which equips them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with people, individually or in groups or communities. Occupational therapists can work with all people, including those who have an impairment of body structure or function owing to a health condition, or who are restricted in their participation or who are socially excluded owing to their membership of social or cultural minority groups.