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Occupational Therapy (OT)

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Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a kind of healthcare treatment that focuses on health and rehabilitation through assessment and intervention. Occupational therapists are medical professionals who work with people of all age to help them in curing their injuries, mental problems, and disabilities. Their advice and therapeutic treatment help patients in developing meaningful activities that assist in faster recovery from their illness.

The interventions of occupational therapy practitioners may include helping people with injuries in regaining their skills, providing support to older patients who are undergoing physical and psychological changes, and assisting children with disabilities to cope up with their social environment. OT treatment primarily focuses on helping both children and adults to overcome their sensory, physical, and cognitive disabilities and be able to live an independent life. The therapy helps to boost the self-esteem and confidence among children as well as adults.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, occupational therapists are professionals who make therapeutic use of everyday activities to help individuals lead a healthy life.  These specialists need to undertake proper training and acquire certifications and license to be able to practice. They usually work with other professionals like audiologists, clinical psychologists, physical therapists, nurses, and social workers.