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What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that looks at finding different ways to help you do tasks and activities.

An Occupational Therapy Worker’s job is to help people improve their ability to function independently so that they can take part in personal and meaningful activities.

They can help you with practical tasks in your home, school or workplace if you:

  • Are physically disabled
  • Are recovering from an illness or operations
  • Have learning disabilities
  • Have mental health problems
  • Are getting older

Maximising Independence

Occupational therapy offers practical support to empower you to help your recovery and overcome barriers preventing you from doing important activities. This support gives people independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.

Last updated: 10/5/2021

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