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Occupational Therapy ( OT )

Occupational therapy is considered to be certain activities that are done in order to rehabilitate a patient from mental or physical problems or illness. It comes under healthcare profession. It can include some interventions and assessments to help out the patients.

What is the ultimate aim of the Occupational Therapy ?
To treat the mental, Developmental, Physical and emotional problems is considered to be the utmost aim of the occupational therapy.
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January 30, 2023

What all are the types of Occupational Therapy ?

The types of occupational therapy are as follows:

  1. Occupational Therapy Aide
  2. Speech Therapist
  3. Occupational Therapist
  4. Occupational Therapist in Neuro-Rehabilitation
  5. Physiotherapy Assistant
  6. Paediatric Therapist
  7. Respiratory Therapist
  8. Counselling Psychologist
  9. Spa Therapist
  10. Fitness Instructor
  11. Mental Health Therapist
  12. Disability Assessor

Who all are considered to be in need of Occupational Therapy ?

There are various reasons due to which you might actually need this therapy:

  1. Learning problems
  2. Mental health and behavioral problems
  3. Orthopedic injuries or broken bones
  4. Sensory processing disorders
  5. Birth injuries or defects
  6. Traumatic injuries to the spinal chord or the brain
  7. Autism
  8. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  9. Developmental delays
  10. Burns
  11. Cancer, etc.

What are the core values of the Occupational Therapy ?

Some of the various values of occupational therapy are as follows:

  1. Equality
  2. Prudence
  3. Dignity
  4. Truth
  5. Justice
  6. Freedom
  7. Altruism

What are considered to be the concepts of Occupational Therapy ?

Prevention of disability, Maintenance of health and improvement of participation in occupations after illness, Disability or an accident. These are the main concepts of occupational Therapy.

What work does an Occupational Therapist do ?

Occupational therapists are specially trained out in educating, Teaching and supporting the activities which requires individual’s time, Attention and understanding. Occupational therapists through, Therapeutic use of everyday activity treat the ill, Injured or disabled patients. They too help these kind of patients in improving, Recovering, Developing as well as maintaining the skills that a person would need to perform daily living activities with.

What all are the responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist ?

Some of the responsibilities of an occupational therapist are as follows:

  1. Preparing clients to return to work.
  2. Conducting physiological and psychological assessments of clients and developing / following the treatment plan.
  3. Advising on adaptive equipment in order to help clients in daily activities.
  4. Assessing home and the work environment of the client and deciding what adjustments are needed accordingly.
  5. Educating the families and caretakers of the client on patient care.
  6. Evaluating the progress and results of occupational therapy on clients, etc.

What all are the responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist ?

There are various kind of tools that can be considered by an occupational doctor, Some of them can be:

  1. Game
  2. Toys
  3. Activities
  4. Intervention Strategies
  5. Educational Handouts
  6. Worksheets
  7. Exercises
  8. Pencil Grips
  9. Adaptive Equipment
  10. Knowledge
  11. Access to research Studies
  12. Data Collection Tools, etc.

Can Occupational therapist be called or recognised as a doctor ?

NO, Occupational therapists are not considered to be doctors but they are clinicians who hold a bachelor, Master or a doctorate degree along with them.

What are the essential skills demanded by Occupational Therapy ?

There are many such skills needed as per the occupational therapy, Some of them are as follows:

  1. Creative Problem Solving
  2. Great Communication Skills
  3. Physical Strength
  4. Organisational Skills
  5. Flexibility
  6. Patience and Empathy, etc.