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Career in Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy is a health profession that focuses on helping individuals with mental or physical disabilities to achieve the highest level of functioning and wellness possible in their daily lives. One can start a career in occupational therapy after completion of some courses.

Courses like B. Sc. Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapist Diploma are being opted to form career in occupational therapy.These occupation therapy courses are offered by several well-known institutes in India. Some of these are: The Institute for the Physically Handicapped in New Delhi, All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Mumbai, Christian Medical College in Tamil Nadu, College of Allied Health Sciences in Karnataka, Govt. Medical College in Chennai etc. This page of our website will provide career guidance to the people wanting to choose career in occupational therapy.

Skills required for occupational therapy careers

There is a wide range of responsibilities associated with the career in occupational therapy. Evaluating home and work environments, customized treatment programs for particular disabilities, giving recommendations for necessary adaptation, recommendation for adaptive equipments like splints, wheel chairs for temporary or permanent loss of function, assessments and records of patient progress, aids for eating and dressing required for the patients and giving proper guidance to the family members about the patient care are some of these responsibilities those come along with this job.

People with various problems such as work-related injuries like repetitive stress injuries to lower back problems, birth injuries, development disabilities, learning problems, mental problems like schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and post-traumatic stress, vision or cognitive problems etc can get benefits from occupational therapy; its such a beneficent field.