Occupational therapists help patients regain their ability to complete everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, or preparing meals. This may involve restoring skills the patient had before an illness or injury or teaching new skills for improving safety in the home. Occupational therapists are also available for home safety evaluations and wheelchair assessments.
Modifying tasks and living areas can help make up for limits on what you can do.
Occupational therapy (or OT) helps people recover from, or adapt to, a disability and/or illness. Occupational therapists work to develop and carry out individualized treatment plans for each patient. Therapists will provide instruction in techniques to assist you in your activities of daily living, recommend modification to and equipment for your home.
Some of the goals of occupational therapy include plan and implement therapeutic programs, restore physical function, improve level of independence in the safe performance of daily living activities, restore sensory function, and promote strength, coordination and balance.