About Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a dynamic and growing profession that promotes the health and well-being of individuals, groups, and communities. Fundamental to the profession of Occupational Therapy is the concept of occupation. Occupation is everything people do to occupy themselves; such as caring for oneself or others, being productive at home, work or school, and enjoying life.

Occupational Therapists are health care professionals who enable individuals, groups, or communities to lead more productive, satisfying and independent lives. Occupational therapists have the skills to overcome the barriers that interfere with a person’s ability to do the activities that are important to them. These problems may be a result of injury, disease, social disadvantage, or the environment.


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College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada
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