What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is an evidence-based health science profession whose central focus point is holistic care at all times. It involves building, recovering, or maintaining the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or cognitive impairments. Occupational therapy is commonly referred to as OT.
What are the Benefits of Occupational Therapy at The Rehab World?
A more independent life is one of the greatest benefits of Occupational Therapy at The Rehab World. Occupational therapists at The Rehab World target activities of daily living (ADLs) like eating, dressing, bathing, or using adaptive equipment to maintain the person’s ability to do his her own tasks as much as possible. At The Rehab World, Occupational therapy services also include modification in the environment and helping people engage in relaxation, leisure activities, participation within the community, and return-to-work activities.
In patients with a terminal illness, in addition to self-care or leisure activities and the use of adaptive equipment or environmental modifications, occupational therapy care benefits their positioning and pain management strategies. In the home too, occupational therapy practitioners may address home modifications and caregiver education to increase and maximize a person’s safety and independence. Caregiving is a huge responsibility where many times, a caregiver will ignore their needs while looking after a loved one. Hence, occupational therapists will help with the promotion of health in caregivers too.
For people returning back to work post injuries or illness, occupational therapy uses real or simulated work tasks/environments to benefit them in preparing for a safe transition back for their work while avoiding new or worsening current injuries/illness.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy in clinical practice areas include:
- Paediatric Rehabilitation
- Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Mental Health
- Productive Aging
- Maternal health (Prenatal & Postpartum care)
- Oncology rehabilitation
- Pain Rehabilitation
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular Rehabilitation