occupational therapy


occupational therapy

noun

medical : treatment that helps people who have physical or mental problems learn to do the activities of daily life

Full Definition of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

:  therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning
occupational therapist noun

First Known Use of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

1915

occupational therapy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

: therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning

occupational therapy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Use of activities to promote health and independence, particularly after the acute phase of illness. Such therapy is often vital for reorienting patients unable to work for long periods. Occupational therapists assess patients' abilities, tailor programs to restore physical function, and devise ways to help those with permanent limitations carry out everyday functions. See also physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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