What Occupational Therapists Do

The common goal of all Occupational Therapists is to positively influence health by enabling occupation. But, what you may see each Occupational Therapist doing may differ. They might…


  • Provide recommendations to help a student with a learning disability in the classroom
  • Assist someone with returning to work after a back injury
  • Help a person with depression develop strategies to do well at work
  • Recommend equipment and techniques for cooking or dressing to a person who’s had a stroke or brain injury
  • Adapt an elderly couple’s home so they can continue to live safely and independently
  • Teach pain management strategies to a person with arthritis
  • Advise government or industry on health promotion or accessibility issues
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College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada
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