|Occupational therapy is one component of a comprehensive array of rehab services offered in patients' homes when prescribed by a physician. Occupational therapists help patients regain their ability to complete everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, or preparing meals.
This may involve restoring skills that the patient had before an illness or injury or learning new skills, such as how to walk with a cane or how to use a wheelchair. Occupational therapists are also available for home safety and wheelchair assessments.
Modifying tasks and living areas can help make up for limits on what you can do. Occupational therapists help you reach optimal independence through:
- Education on how to use adaptive equipment.
- Simplification of your work and tasks.
- Conservation of energy.