Occupational therapy is a discipline that aims to promote health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities. Occupational therapists help individuals with mental, physical, developmental, and/or emotional, and environmental barriers that limit engagement and independence with meaningful occupations in three areas: self-care, productivity and leisure.
Self-care means you are able to get dressed, bathe and look after your personal hygiene. Occupational therapy can raise your productivity, allowing you to go to work, go to school and participate in the community. You will also be able to participate in sports, tend to the garden and partake in social activities for leisure.
The ultimate goal of occupational therapy is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives by targeting any barriers in the aforementioned areas of their lives.