Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation (activities). The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the activities they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation (activity) or the environment to better support their ability to engage in valued activities. This support increases people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.