Occupational therapy is a care service offered by almost any healthcare provider in Ohio. This is not to be mistaken with physical therapy because occupational therapy has a larger scope in patient development and recovery.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a type of therapy that targets the holistic development and recovery of a patient by redesigning the patient’s lifestyle. Meanwhile, physical therapy only focuses on addressing mobility issues of the human body.
The end-goal of occupational therapy is to transition the patient into living a specific lifestyle scheme designed to overcome everyday challenges that come due to disabilities or old age such as dressing, eating, bathing, communicating, etc.
How does it work?
Occupational therapists profile and assesses the patient’s physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. If capable of answering, the patient is also asked what they want to achieve or maintain in their daily lives. Therapists then design a lifestyle plan that meets the patient’s needs and specifications.
This lifestyle plan mainly recommends the patient to follow a daily routine of performing rehabilitation exercises as well as holistically stimulating activities. Part of the designed plan can be modifying the patient’s home layout to make it safer and accommodating.
Who needs it?
Occupational therapy is recommended to anyone who is unable to live efficiently and comfortably due to disabilities or old age. This therapy is especially recommended to seniors with dementia as it can help them revitalize their cognitive abilities and manage behavior shifts.
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