1. What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) as an aid for recuperation from physical or mental illness.
2. What are the general inclusions in the occupational therapy services?
The general inclusions in the occupational therapy services are
- Adult mental health services
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Brain injury rehabilitation
- Alcohol and addiction services
- Hand therapy and rehabilitation
- Old age psychiatry services
- Child and adolescent mental health services
- Injury rehabilitation
3. What diseases can occupational therapy treat?
Occupational therapy can treat
- Arthritis, multiple sclerosis
- Permanent disabilities
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, dupuytren's contracture
- Work related injuries, head injuries
- Burns and spinal cord trauma
- Mental health problems
- Emotional disturbance
- Help amputees and people with special prosthetics.
4. Who can opt for occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is beneficial to people of all age groups. People who are suffering from any disabilities, injuries, mental illness, arthritis, stroke, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture can opt for occupational therapy.
5. Where can I find an occupational therapist for my child?
You can find an occupational therapist for your child in various hospitals. They are also present in various day-care facilities, nursing homes, schools, universities and community centres.