Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists help people who experience challenges to participate in the activities of everyday life. These challenges can be due to impairment of body structure, a change in function, or barriers in the social and physical environment.

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They develop individual and group programs to promote, develop, restore and maintain participation in all aspects of a person's life. In particular, they help people care for themselves, return to work, and resume community activities.

Occupational therapists help people whose abilities have been reduced by illness, injury, developmental disorders, emotional or psychological disorders or the aging process.

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