Occupational therapy is a rehabilitation science to aid an individual’s health and well-being by enabling them to perform activities that are meaningful and purposeful. Occupational therapists work with young children, adolescents, adults and older people helping them to achieve as much as they can for themselves and to get the most out of life.
Occupational therapists work with people to help them overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness, ageing or accident, by helping with;
- physical rehabilitation
- learning disability
- environmental adaptation
- care management
- equipment for daily living
The help an Occupational Therapist offers can include anything from providing coping strategies, teaching relaxation, advising on the various equipment available for assisting mobility at home and lifestyle management advice.