Taking a bath, getting dressed and going shopping seem like simple tasks to most people. But occupational therapists understand that for many, these actions may seem like insurmountable challenges.
Occupational therapists and assistants work hard to provide the best possible quality of life for their patients. Allied Health Professionals understands and appreciates our therapists’ efforts. This April, we’re proud to honor our occupational therapists and assistants by celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month.
“As we search for new and creative ways to reduce health care inflation, occupational therapy is playing an ever-increasing role in enhancing patient quality of life and reducing long-term health care costs,” says Allied President Bob Hoyt. “Occupational therapy is life-changing for patients who have suffered a life-altering injury or were born with a debilitating physical ailment.”
Occupational therapy helps train – and often, retrain – people so they can complete daily activities. Through evaluations, specialized treatment plans and personalized therapy, occupational therapists help people improve crucial fine motor skills, such as grasping, pointing and handwriting. Pediatric occupational therapists help children develop into fully functioning independent adults.
Visit the American Occupational Therapy Association’s website to learn more about National Occupational Therapy Month.