What is occupational therapy?

Also known as: OT.

Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that helps people rehabilitate through exercises and other means in order to perform their ordinary, daily tasks or work-related functions. Occupational therapy is often needed after a severe injury or a debilitating illness.

Occupational therapy is a holistic and meaningful profession that promotes performance, health, and well-being for engagement in various occupations across the lifespan. At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Occupational therapists assist in helping children from birth to adolescence with a variety of diagnosis, meet their developmental milestones through the occupation of play.

Occupational therapists work together with families using a multidisciplinary team approach and evidence based practice in the care of the children.


Reviewed by: Antonette Fernandez

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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