“Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.”
Occupational Therapists identify a person’s abilities and limitations and the issues that prevent that person from fully participating in their chosen activities of life. They can then help their clients to participate fully through the development of skills or modification of the environment.