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Occupational therapy aims to improve functioning in daily living and work. The occupational therapist does not focus on the disease, but on the consequences of the disease for performing daily activities. Examples of daily activities are washing, dressing, taking a shower, writing, cooking, gardening, driving, etc.


The occupational therapist will, together with the patient, investigate which activities are important, and what problems are experienced. The occupational therapist can also give advice and guidance in requesting and handling special devices and facilities.


Ask your treating physician or physiatrist to refer you to an occupational therapist if you experience any problems in daily activities at home or at work.