What is OT?
Occupational therapists (OTR) and occupational therapy assistants (COTA) help people of all ages participate in all of the activities (occupations) they want and need to do in the course of their lives. Occupational therapy is an evidence-based, science-driven profession that applies the most up-to-date research to the delivery of services. The therapeutic use of everyday activities and optimizing the environment for the client is considered in all treatments. OT’s help people function in all of their natural environments. They address the physical, psychological, cognitive and spiritual aspects of their well-being. OT’s help people manage and prevent diseases and illnesses. The client receiving OT can be individuals, groups, populations and/or communities.