Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all areas of their lives. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational Therapists provide customized treatment programs designed to improve your ability to perform self-care, work and leisure tasks. Therapies may include adaptive equipment training, splint fabrication, hand therapy, scar and edema management, joint protections techniques, postural strengthening, cognitive retraining, balance, and coordination.