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Occupational Therapy Overview


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Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them stay healthy and prevent -- or live better with -- illness, injury or disability.

Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve the ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance for family members and caregivers