Occupational Therapy is a treatment approach that focuses on the effects of injury on the social, emotional, and physiological condition of the individual, and evaluates an individual’s balance, motor skills, posture, and perceptual and cognitive abilities within the context of functional, everyday activities. Occupational Therapy helps individuals achieve greater independence in their lives by regaining some or all of the physical, perceptual, and/or cognitive skills needed to perform activities of daily living through exercises and other related activities. When skills and strength cannot be adequately developed or improved, Occupational Therapy offers creative solutions and alternatives for carrying out daily activities. This is done by manipulating the individual’s environment or by obtaining or designing special adaptive equipment and training the individual in its use. In every case, the goal of Occupational Therapy is to help people develop the living skills necessary to increase independence and, thus, enhance self-satisfaction with the person’s quality of life.
Occupational Therapy (OT)