Therapists (OT’s) work with people of all ages, assisting and supporting them
to carry out the activities that they need or want to do to enable them to lead
healthy and fulfilling lives. Occupational Therapists work with individuals to
break down the barriers which hold them back from carrying out their day-to-day
What do I do?
As an Occupational Therapist I not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease but address the psychosocial, community, and environmental factors that influence a person’s functional ability. I also try to find out why an individual might be encountering difficulties that in turn affects their ability to do what they need or want to do.