What Is Occupational Therapy?

When people have difficulty completing common tasks or participating in everyday activities, an occupational therapist can develop customized methods of facilitating success in these areas of life. These difficulties may arise from physical illness, injury, disability, emotional problems, or mental illness. In the field of occupational therapy, the precise definition of “occupation” will vary from client to client. Clients may need assistance with occupations such as eating, maintaining self-care, playing sports, or participate in leisure activities. An occupation may also literally refer to a client’s job. Occupational therapists are trained to work with clients of all ages.

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