During OT Week we celebrate occupational therapy and promote the many ways occupational therapists help all people to reach their potential. OT Week 2021 is Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October.
This year's theme of participation, inclusion and independence celebrates the role OTs play in supporting people in activities they find meaningful. The event not only shined a spotlight on the value of occupational therapy in our communities, but to reflect on the wins of OTs over the past year.
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How can occupational therapy help me?
Occupational therapists work with adults of all ages, children and families, who have physical, social or mental health needs. OTs can assist with rehabilitation, pain management, driving assessments, support in schools, home modifications and equipment prescriptions amongst other things. Occupational therapists can work with you to identify interests and goals, manage daily routines at home and in the community, modify daily tasks to make them easier to perform, and recommend activities you can participate in.
Occupational therapists work across a whole range of settings. Some of these include:
- Public and private hospitals
- Medical rehabilitation units
- Your local community health centre
- Occupational health centres
- Home care services
- Retirement homes
- Psychiatric clinics, hostels and hospitals
- Vocational rehabilitation clinics
- Tertiary education centres
- Independent living centres
- Private practice
- Schools, pharmacy and industry
To learn more about how occupational therapy might be able to help you, visit aboutoccupationaltherapy.com.au.