According to the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, “occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through engagement in occupation."
Occupational therapy (also abbreviated as OT) is a holistic health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. Occupational therapists are health professionals that use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition. Under the supervision of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants may contribute to the treatment process. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice in which the client has an integral part in the therapeutic process.
The occupational therapy process includes an individualized evaluation during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the individual’s goals; a customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach his/her goals; and an outcomes evaluation to monitor progression towards meeting the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities.
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Neliene Bekker (Occupational Therapist - Gauteng)
Sagwati Sebapu (Occupational Therapist - Pretoria, Gauteng)
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Lara Hirschmann (Occupational Therapist - Gauteng)
Kirsten Smith (Occupational Therapist - Kwazulu-Natal)
Melinda van Zyl
Annemie Wyrley-Birch (Occupational Therapist - Gauteng)
Francoise Harrison (Occupational Therapist - Gauteng)
Gazelle Steenkamp (Occupational Therapist - Gauteng)
Jennifer Blenkinsop (Occupational Therapist - Gauteng)