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Royal College of Occupational Therapists


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Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists are an extremely valuable resource for sick, elderly, injured or disabled people and can help you carry out daily tasks of everyday life. Through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, occupational therapists help patients develop, recover and improve while maintaining the skills they need to cope with the daily needs of work and life.

Occupational therapists, or OTs, work with people of all ages and backgrounds and can help with all aspects of your life from work, to home and even school. OTs are trained medical professionals who use evidence-based practice and a holistic approach to help you live an independent and fulfilled life.

People often confuse Occupational Therapists (OTs) with Physical Therapists (PTs), but there is a key basic difference between the two. OTs will focus on improving a client’s ability to perform activities of daily living (often referred to as ADL), whereas PTs will focus on improving limited movement or function of the human body.

While occupational therapists are available via the NHS, waiting lists can often be long and many people will turn to a private occupational therapist to assist them. Finding the right OT for you is important, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve listed some of the best occupational therapy providers here for you to explore.