Occupational therapy

Published: 16 May 2013

Occupational therapy encompasses and develops knowledge of human daily activities in relation to development processes, participation and health. The subject studies how factors related to the individual in interaction with environmental factors affect the ability of individuals, groups and populations to engage in daily activities and the importance of such activities to health and ill health. Furthermore, occupational therapy includes knowledge of how activities can be used therapeutically to promote health and development, and prevent ill health.