What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a treatment that helps people achieve functional independence through redesign of their everyday activities. For example, if you are suffering from arthritis, occupational therapist can help you develop a new lifestyle that can lead to successful, long-term coping with pain and stiffness. As part of this treatment plan, occupational therapist can help you organize a daily routine of eliminating or modifying activities that aggravates your pain area and implementing ways to move your body that will better protect your arthritic joints. Occupational therapist can also recommend and teach you how to modify your environment and use adaptive equipment to make it easier and less painful to perform daily tasks such as dressing, cooking, and working. Occupational therapy can help people with variety of injury, illness, or disability and enable them to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

Is an illness or injury making it hard for you to do your everyday tasks? Then please call Genesis to see if occupational therapy can help you get better.