If an illness or injury has changed your daily life, occupational therapy can help. You may need to learn new ways to get dressed and prepare meals, function in your home, or find out how to select and operate a wheelchair.
An occupational therapist may recommend special equipment to help you perform daily activities at home and at work. They may work with you to help you learn to function without equipment. They also offer guidance to family members and caregivers who are helping you with daily activities.
Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Rob Miller, occupational therapist, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First published: 3/22/2011
Last reviewed: 3/1/2011