Occupational Therapy, also known as “OT”, is an applied science and health profession that provides the “skills for the job of living,” with the goal of creating more self-sufficient, independent patients. Occupational therapists and OT assistants treat any physical or mental problem that interferes with a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), such as physical ailments and cognitive impairments.
April is Occupational Therapy Month, with the theme of Living Life To Its Fullest – a month dedicated to spreading awareness about the field of Occupational Therapy, its team of professionals and the benefits of its helpful programs.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. says, “…your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.
American Addiction Centers isn’t staffed with occupational therapists, but with substance abuse and mental health professionals who do very similar work – helping people in need improve their quality of life while overcoming physical, mental and emotional barriers. We are excited to promote the awesome OT industry and dedicated month ahead.