- To plan and co–ordinate a patient’s total treatment.
- To take care of a patient’s daily needs.
- Prosthetists and Orthotists.
- To make and fit artificial limbs, braces, splints.
- Vocational counselors.
- To help a patient prepare for and find a suitable job.
- To assist a patient and his family to adjust to new situations created by the dysfunction.
- To help restore function through the use of exercises, hydrotherapy and heat.
- To assist with emotional problems associated with illness.
- To assist a patient who has difficulty with communication.
Occupational therapy benefits people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and can improve functioning whether the disability results from a birth defect, accident, disease, aging, or drug or alcohol abuse.
Children with developmental delays, people with physical disabilities, people with emotional and mental health difficulties, those who have difficulties associated with aging and people who are neurologically impaired.