Occupational therapy helps patients participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. 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 support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy includes treatment and services in the following areas:
Activities of daily living training
Clinical driving assessments
Functional job analysis and prework screens
Home safety assessments
Individualized evaluation and goal setting
Occupational medicine including ergonomic recommendations, jobsite assessment and functional capacity evaluations