Occupational Therapists (OTs) help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They can also help to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills. Occupational Therapists help clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. Their goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Common health issues that would benefit from Occupational Therapy:
- Loss of independence in daily activities
- Difficulty eating or drinking
- General weakness
- Injury recover
OT and OTA Visits
Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants will instruct clients in performing activities of all types within their home, ranging from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating. Physical exercises may be used to increase strength and dexterity, while other activities may be chosen to improve visual acuity and the ability to discern patterns. Therapists also use computer programs to help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, problem-solving, and perceptual skills, as well as memory, sequencing, and coordination.