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Occupational Therapy (OT) Week
24 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
This year our theme for OT Week is “Occupation without Exception”.
Across the Waikato DHB OT’s work in many different services including acute department, hands, burns and scars, older persons and rehabilitation, child Development centre, rural, community, and Mental Health.
Occupational therapists assess and treat people who, because of illness, injury or circumstance, have limited ability to carry out everyday activities.
Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach to health. This means it looks at the person as a whole. It takes both mental and physical health into account alongside independence and well-being. The aim of the therapy is to help a person gain greater independence and increase satisfaction in all areas of their life.
The role of an occupational therapist is to identify difficulties you encounter day-to-day and develop practical solutions such as adapting your environment, education on different strategies/techniques or using specialist equipment.