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October is Occupational Therapy Month

 

October is Occupational Therapy Month and October 27 is World Occupational Therapist Day

Occupational therapists, often called OTs, are the primary providers of occupational therapy services.

OTs are:

– university educated professionals that apply their specialized knowledge and skills to recommend a course of preventive or corrective action that will help people lead more productive and satisfying lives;

– trained to understand not only the medical and physical limitations of a disability or injury, but also the psychosocial factors that affect the functioning of the whole person – their health and their wellness; and

– a regulated medical profession. Occupational therapists must be registered with their provincial regulator in order to practice legally in Canada.

Congratulations to all OT’s!!

Please visit the CAOT  and MSOT websites for more information.