Occupational therapists are a type of healthcare professional specializing in helping patients with health issues that affect their ability to perform everyday activities.
Through the activities assisted by an occupational therapist, patients can recover, develop, and improve the skills they need for daily living and working.
An occupational therapist often begins with an individualized evaluation determining the patient’s goals and current capabilities. They then create interventions that help the patient reach their goal and become more independent.
Occupational therapy services may also include an evaluation of the patient’s home, school, or workplace and recommendations for adaptations that would allow them to perform specific tasks more easily.