Occupational therapy is the therapy to help a person regain the ability to do everyday tasks and life activities. It allows individuals to be more independent by providing them with the skills they need to perform these tasks or by teaching alternative ways to do them.

First you will need, then a therapist will do a thorough evaluation and come up with a tailored treatment plan. These plans aim to improve skills and abilities by taking a person’s physical, psychological and social well-being into account as well as any environmental factors.

Occupational Therapist assist patients by helping them relearn day to day skills and activities like dressing or feeding. It may be necessary after:

  • A heart attack or heart failure
  • A stroke
  • Hip or knee replacement surgery
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty dressing
  • Difficulty bathing
  • Difficulty with meals
  • Any noticeable decline in function