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Occupational therapy


If illness, injury or disability affects your daily life, you may need occupational therapy.

An occupational therapist (OT) will look at your ability to do everyday activities. These could be self cares like eating and grooming, or doing housework, work duties or leisure activities. The therapist then will help you learn how to participate in these activities as much as possible.




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Source: American Occupational Therapy Association; Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Understanding Stroke: Information about Stroke and Recovery, third edition, ISBN 1-931876-13-4

First published: 05/12/2010
Last updated: 05/18/2010

Reviewed by: Robb Miller, OTR/L, occupational therapy professional practice coordinator, Abbott Northwestern Hospital; Patrick Tarnowski, director of operations, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute