September 9, 2013

What is OT?

Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.(WFOT 2012)

Areas of occupation addressed at the OT Circus include:

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Leisure Activities
  • Play & Work
  • Community Integration
  • Rest & Sleep

Areas of practice at the OT Circus:

  • Physical Activity & Function
  • Sensory Integration
  • Productive Aging
  • Home Modifications
  • Developmental & Mental Disabilities
  • Focus on Health Management, Wellness, and Improving Function & Independence
  • Chronic Disease Management