What is Occupational Therapy?
Updated: Mar 28, 2020
WORLD OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DAY is on the 27th Oct so I thought it would be appropriate to explain a little bit about what we do again.
OT is a profession concerned with helping people to do the things they want to do in their life despite illness or disability.
We teach skills.
We provide support.
We help people to set realistic goals for themselves.
We engage with people to build their purpose and meaning in life.
We are concerned with the doing part of life, the occupations.
OTs work in a variety of settings: aged care, paediatrics, mental health, disability, rehabilitation etc.
I’m a mental health OT so I support lots of different people presenting with stress or different mental health concerns e.g anxiety. We work together to build skills, healthy routines and self-care habits, social connections, leisure interests and much more. We help you “do” what you need, want or are expected to do in your life.
Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to learn a little more about OT or if you'd like to see if it's the right fir for you or your child.