What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers that may prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
It focuses on practical and purposeful activities that enable people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure and considers all aspects of a patient’s needs – physical, psychological, social and environmental.
Occupational Therapy plays a critical role in helping people of all ages overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accidents so that they can carry out everyday meaningful tasks or occupations.