About occupational therapists
Occupational therapists (OTs) are regulated health professionals who promote health, well-being and quality of life by enabling individuals, families, organizations and communities to participate in occupations that give meaning and purpose to their lives. Occupational therapy is a type of health care that helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the things that are important to them — everyday things such as caring for themselves, being productive and enjoying leisure activitiesReference1. OTs contribute to the productivity of Canadians through client-centred care.
OTs work in homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, community health care or rehabilitation centres, residential homes and private practices. They also work in industry and federal government departments.
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- Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. What is occupational therapy? External link, opens in new window. Accessed April 16, 2020.