Occupational therapists initially evaluate the condition and how the patient performs any activity to identify the patient’s specific needs. To meet those specific needs, a tailored treatment plan is devised.
OT works by assessing the patient’s home and work environment, and adaptations are recommended accordingly to enhance the patient’s independence.
OTs work on motor skills enabling you to grasp things
They build eye-hand coordination
They also advise you on getting any assistive device (wheelchairs, dressing, bathing and hearing devices, or raised toilet chairs).
OTs demonstrate how to perform certain chores and train patients to adapt to their physical movements to improve their hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
Patient and their caregivers are trained to use the special tools and equipment.
OTs also support maintaining their balance to prevent injuries.