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.
– 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 OTs in Manitoba, Canada and around the globe!