Occupational Therapy is a modern treatment modality useful for the physically and/or mentally disabled or handicapped. Patients are referred for Occupational Therapy for one or more of the following objectives:
- A specific treatment for the restoration of physical function, joint range of motion, muscle strength and coordination. To achieve this goal functional exercises, special splints and different gadgets are used.
- To teach self-help activities like those of daily living such as eating, dressing and writing and the use of adapted equipment or prosthesis. Patients with Cerebral Palsy, Polio, Head injuries, Spinal injuries, Peripheral nerve injuries and amputations are advised and assisted to learn the important skills.
- Instruction and advice helps the disabled re-adjust to the domestic routines, adapt the household equipment and achieve work simplification.