Top five reasons we appreciate occupational therapists
Patty Williams | posted April 02, 2012 |
It’s Occupational Therapy Month in April and we want to say “thank you” to all of our occupational therapists who travel with us and bring their expertise to facilities around the United States.
Here are the top five reasons we appreciate occupational therapists and the work they do.
1. They help patients of all kinds live a better life.
Occupational therapy’s holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions and outcomes help in so many ways: people with disabilities become able to participate in social situations; a person recovering from an injury regains skills; older adults stay as independent as possible; and people of all ages and in all circumstances can get specialized support and services that only these professionals can provide.
2. The whole goal and concept of the profession is to help patients be more capable, independent and fulfilled.
Occupational therapists are part of a vitally important profession that helps people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
3. Occupational therapists make valuable contributions in helping people master "skills for the job of living" after an illness or injury.
Occupational therapists are experts at understanding the interrelationships among the physical, psychological and social aspects of illness, injury and aging. For this reason, they are often the ones we call on after an injury or illness to help us regain any lost function.
4. Occupational therapists promote health and help to prevent future injury or illness.
Many occupational therapy campaigns are centered on wellness and injury/illness prevention. These are professionals you can count on in sickness and in health!
5. Almost all of us will need to have occupational therapy treatment at some point in our lives. Thank you!
Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, including those with disabilities and injuries, as well as healthy folks. You can find them in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement centers, community organizations and workplaces. They promote health in a broad range of ways, from general prevention strategies, like car safety recommendation programs, to specific activities for individuals with chronic medical conditions.
So join us this month in thanking the occupational therapists in your life—they bring function and joy into people’s lives every day.
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