Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work, and play activities to increase independent Function, enhance development, and prevents disability; may include adaptation of task or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance quality of life.
Occupational therapy is the art and science of directing mans participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facility learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; diminish or correct pathology; and to promote and maintain . Its fundamental concern is the capacity, throughout the life span, to perform with satisfaction to self and others those tasks and roles essential to productive living and to the mastery of self and the environment.
Occupational therapy is mainly used for treating patients with various kinds of physical disabilities. In the old age more particularly, some skills are required to perform normal acts. Occupational therapists design activities to develop self-independence in physically disable people. This type of is patient specific, involving recreational, creative or educational activities. The patients specific interests, his background, his previous experiences also form an integral part of treatment.
So in short Occupational therapy trains in the rehabilitation of physically and mentally impaired persons
Occupational therapists works in hospitals and other health care and community settings usually work a 40-hour week.