What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a person-centered, rehabilitation profession that focuses on the assessment, treatment and recovery of daily living skills that may be impacted following a physical, mental or cognitive disorder. OTs have training in anatomy, neurology, development and psychology and how the environment impacts individuals performance of their preferred activities.

Occupational Therapists focus on adapting the environment to eliminate barriers to independence during daily activities. Daily activities include the areas of self-care, home-making, work and leisure.

Occupational Therapists are the only professionals recognized by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to make recommendations for home modifications for persons with disabilities.