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Occupational Therapists job consists of treating injured, ill or disabled patients through the use of everyday activities. The OT will help the patients develop, recover and improve the skills they need to complete daily tasks of living and working.

The Occupational Therapist will usually do any or all of the following:

Assess and evaluate the patient’s condition and needs.

Review the medical history, observe patients doing things and then ask them questions.

Create and implement a treatment plan which specifies types of activities and goals to be met.

Working with patients who have diverse disabilities and helping each with different tasks.

Educate and demonstrate movements and exercise that may be able to help the patient relieve pain and improve their daily lives.

disabled patients through the use of everyday activities. The OT will help the patients develop, recover and improve the skills they need to complete daily tasks of living and working.

The Occupational Therapist will usually do any or all of the following:

Assess and evaluate the patient’s condition and needs.

Review the medical history, observe patients doing things and then ask them questions.

Create and implement a treatment plan which specifies types of activities and goals to be met.

Working with patients who have diverse disabilities and helping each with different tasks.

Educate and demonstrate movements and exercise that may be able to help the patient relieve pain and improve their daily lives.

Assess the patient’s home and/or workplace and suggest potential ways to help the patient deal with their everyday needs in a more efficient and safe manner.

Educate and help the patient’s family and/or employer on ways to help the patient adapt.

Recommend special equipment that can help the patient and teach them how to use the equipment.

Records the patient’s progress and activities for reporting and billing purposes.

Occupational Therapy - State Licensing Boards
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•  Alabama •  Maine •  Puerto Rico
•  Alaska •  Maryland •  Rhode Island
•  Arizona •  Massachusetts •  South Carolina
•  Arkansas •  Michigan •  South Dakota
•  California •  Minnesota •  Tennessee
•  Colorado •  Mississippi •  Texas
•  Connecticut •  Missouri •  Utah
•  Delaware •  Montana •  Vermont
•  District Columbia •  Nebraska •  Virgin Islands
•  Florida •  Nevada •  Virginia
•  Georgia •  New Hampshire •  Washington
•  Guam •  New Jersey •  West Virginia
•  Hawaii •  New Mexico •  Wisconsin
•  Idaho •  New York •  Wyoming
•  Illinois •  North Carolina  
•  Indiana •  North Dakota  
•  Iowa •  Ohio  
•  Kansas •  Oklahoma  
•  Kentucky •  Oregon  
•  Louisiana •  Pennsylvania  
     
Occupational Therapy- Associations
•  Alabama •  Puerto Rico
•  Alaska •  Rhode Island

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