Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on enabling people to do the things they want and need to do in their everyday lives.
OTs work with people who are experiencing illness or disability or are recovering from a medical event, such as a stroke or an operation.
The OT will work with the person to understand their abilities and goals, then develop a treatment plan based on that information. They may recommend methods and equipment that will help the person carry out these activities.
Occupational therapy helps people adapt their environment to meet their needs. It is different than physical therapy, which helps people improve their movement.