Occupational therapy helps patients gain greater autonomy and better integrate their personal, professional and social environment.
The occupational therapist first evaluates the person's daily difficulties by means of concrete situations. He also studies the environment in which these difficulties are expressed (at work, at school, at home).
Occupational therapy treatments are then offered, which consist of teaching tools to better manage everyday activities (personal care, work and leisure) and teaching appropriate behaviors and work methods. In the event of residual incapacities creating daily limitations, an occupational therapist can evaluate the need for technical aids / adaptations (eg specific equipment for work), and develop effective compensation strategies to overcome these problems.
Occupational therapy is therefore beneficial in case of a permanent or temporary disability resulting from an accident or trauma, but also in case of psychomotor disorders or developmental delays in children (learning disabilities), or motor disorders related to old age.