Occupational therapy is the treatment of ill, injured, or disabled patients to complete normal everyday activities to live an independent and productive life.
There are many reasons a person may need occupational therapy to learn or regain the skills needed for daily living and working. This may include stroke, brain injury, children who are slow to develop, mental health or behavioral problems, injury/trauma, or illness.
Treatment can help patients of all ages, including babies and children, teens, and adults:
- Learn new ways of doing things.
- Regain skills and develop new ones.
- Use materials or equipment that makes life easier.
- Adapt their environment to work better for them.
A successful occupational therapy treatment will restore, rebuild, and enhance lives. This includes activities that you do every day—the roles and tasks that define who you are and that are needed to be independent.