Occupational Therapy (OT) Helps with Activities of Daily Living

Occupational therapy focuses on an individual’s ability to perform the broad range of activities of daily living such as dressing, eating and personal hygiene; promoting independence by improving the skills required to perform these activities and/or teaching alternative ways to accomplish them. An occupational therapy treatment plan starts with a thorough evaluation of the patient, how they perform activities of daily living and what is important to the patient. Both the OT and the patient work together to create a customized treatment plan designed to improve skills and maximize functional abilities.