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Article Home Adult and Senior Health Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a meaningful and purposeful occupation to make the people with limitations or impairments to participate in everyday life. It is a profession concerned with promotion of health and well being of individuals through occupation.


The main goal of occupational therapy is to enable the people to perform their activities of daily life.

Occupational therapy is a health profession on helping individuals with mental or physical illness/disabilities to achieve the highest level of functioning and wellness possible in their daily lives.

Occupational therapy deals more with fine motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, cognitive skills and sensory processing defects.

It is a skilled treatment which helps individuals with disabilities; achieve independence in all the faces of the life. The occupational therapy involves recreational, creative or educational activities.

Occupational therapists work with those who have physically, mentally, developmentally or emotionally disabling conditions.

Occupational therapy

Stages of occupation therapy process

  • Referral
  • Initial assessment
  • Information gathering
  • Identification/problem formation
  • Goal setting
  • Action
  • Action planning
  • Ongoing assessment and revision of action
  • Outcome and outcome measurement
  • End of intervention or discharge
  • Review.

People who are benefitted by occupational therapy

People who has

  • Work related injuries like low back pain, repetitive stress injuries
  • Stroke or heart attack
  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions
  • Birth injuries
  • Learning problems
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Mental health and behavior problems like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress.
  • Substance abuse or eating disorders
  • Burns, spinal cord injuries or amputations
  • Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries or accidents
  • Vision or cognitive problems that threaten their ability to drive