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Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled health care professionals who use research and scientific evidence to ensure that their interventions are effective. With strong knowledge of a person's psychological, physical, emotional, cognitive, and social makeup, occupational therapy practitioners can evaluate how your condition (or risk for one) is affecting your ability to participate in life and provide ways to overcome any barriers.
Occupational therapy practitioners look at the relationships among the person, the environment, and the occupation to support health and well-being through everyday activities.
Research shows that occupational therapy can:
Support independence and safety through home modifications, driving rehabilitation, and falls prevention training
Improve quality of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers by modifying the environment and specific stressors.
Enhance function through rehabilitation after a stroke, surgery, or other medical incidents.
Support leisure activities by helping to compensate for chronic conditions such as low vision or diabetes.
In short, an occupational therapy practitioner can help you live life to its fullest no matter your health condition, disability, or risk factors.