Engagement and participation in meaningful 'occupations' are one of the fundamental indicators for overall health and wellbeing. Many people face difficulties that create barrier to doing things they need and want to do in their everyday lives. This may be due to injury, childhood developmental delay, disability, chronic medical conditions, and/or emotional and mental difficulties.
Occupational Therapists evaluate and identify barriers to people participating in the activities that matter to them. They then work with people to improve their skills and abilities, change the way they do an activity, or modify their environment, to help them live their best lives. This helps contribute to their overall psychological and physical wellbeing.