Occupational Therapist Kalgoorlie: Occupational therapists aim to improve a person’s ability to complete tasks in their daily living and working environments. Occupational therapy is a profession that requires a strong understanding of human development, psychology, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, and biomechanics with an emphasis on functional assessment and treatment.
Occupational Therapists are concerned with both the structure (what we might call “hardware”) and function (software) of the individual. They can help people who have sustained injuries or illnesses cope more effectively with life circumstances by overcoming physical limitations that may impede independence, such as poor balance or speech difficulties after stroke.
Occupational Therapy is often used to develop, maintain or recover functional abilities for daily living and working. It is most often employed after an injury (e.g., stroke) or illness (e.g., multiple sclerosis) has occurred as a way of maximizing the patient.