Occupational Therapy Department

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Occupational Therapy is the use of purposeful occupation to promote and restore health and wellbeing.

Purposeful occupations include the activities, tasks and roles that are meaningful to the person, and the Occupational Therapist uses these to enable the individual to attain their maximum level of function and independence in all aspects of daily living.

Occupational Therapy incorporates the following:

  • the use of occupations as a therapeutic approach
  • education and training approaches
  • specific treatment approaches
  • environmental modification
  • adaptation and the use of adaptive equipment.