What Is Occupational Therapy?
‘Occupation’ encompasses everything that you do in everyday life, be that at work or at home.
Occupational Therapy is a health profession that promotes health and well being through occupation. It aims to facilitate a person to engage and participate in every day meaningful activities.
Occupational therapists are experts in understanding the link between occupation and health. They help individuals acquire skills that are necessary for day to day living, e.g. self care, orientation, eating and drinking, self catering and community living. Following assessment to identify skills, strengths and needs, activity and meaningful occupation are used as therapeutic tools to enable individuals to maximise their physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills, so that they reach their optimal level of functional independence.
The best outcomes are achieved through the application of theory and evidence based practice.
For more information go to: www.cot.org.uk