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Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as
Occupational therapists work with people of all ages
who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological
problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent,
productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists use work, self-care,
and recreational activities to increase independent function.
Occupational therapy can include:
Examples of the many different conditions and situations in
which occupational therapy can help are:
Other Works Consulted
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
(2012–2013). Occupational therapists. In Occupational Outlook Handbook. Available online:
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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