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Occupational Therapy

***What is Occupational Therapy**?*

Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent—or live better with—illness, injury or disability.

Occupational therapy services typically include:

• Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities

• Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations

• Performance skills assessments and treatment

• Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training

• Guidance to family members and caregivers.

Some of the health conditions that benefit from occupational therapy include:

• Work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries

• Limitations following a stroke or heart attack

• Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions

• Birth injuries, learning problems, or developmental disabilities

• Mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress

• Problems with substance use or eating disorders

• Burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations

• Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, or accidents

• Vision or cognitive problems that threaten the ability to drive.

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