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Occupational Therapy

Focuses on helping people participate in the meaningful activities

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people participate in the meaningful activities they need and want to do after an injury, disability, or other health condition. It uses a holistic approach to look not only at why a client’s participation in activities has been impacted but also at the client’s roles and environment. Treatment strategies include wellness promotion, rehabilitation, and habilitation. The occupational therapy professional assists the client in regaining function or adapting to changes by assessing and addressing all aspects of recovery, not just the physical.

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages and at all stages of life. They may provide interventions to children who have autism, a developmental disability, or motor skill difficulties; adults who are recovering from a stroke or a brain injury; or senior citizens who are overcoming a health setback or learning to cope with the aging process.

Occupational therapy professionals help people to regain function or adapt to health changes by assessing and addressing all aspects of recovery.

What Does It Mean to Be a Nationally Board Certified OT?

The OTR and COTA certifications signify that the professional who may be treating you or a loved one has demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.

OTR and COTA credentials

Is Your OT Practitioner Certified?

Look for the OTR or COTA certification when seeking an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant for yourself or a loved one.

    Verify if your OT practitioner holds the OTR or COTA credential.

    Did you recently learn that you, or a loved one, need occupational therapy?

    Making any decision that affects your health and well-being, or that of a loved one can seem daunting. When it comes to making choices for occupational therapy, here are some questions that you may ask to decide if a person or facility is right for you.