Occupational Therapists incorporate meaningful and purposeful 'occupation' to enable people with limitations or impairments to participate in everyday life.
Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual's ability to participate; by modifying the environment; adapting the activity to better support participation and/or facilitating physical or mental rehabilitation to maximise functional performance.
Occupational Therapy relies on understanding the importance of an activity to an individual: being able to analyse the physical, mental and social components of the activity; and then adapting the activity, the environment, and/or the person to enable them to resume the activity.
Occupational Therapists address the question:- "Why does this person have difficulties managing his or her daily activities (or occupations), and what can we adapt to make it possible for him or her to manage better and how will this then impact on his or her health and well-being?"
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