Occupational therapist

Occupational therapists empower people to overcome the difficulties they face with living independently. They improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities, illnesses, traumas, ageing, and long-term conditions.

What's it like to be an occupational therapist?

As an occupational therapist, you’ll make people’s lives much more comfortable. You’ll support people with health conditions that prevent them from doing the tasks and activities that mean something to them.

You’ll identify the difficulties they face in everyday life – such as dressing themselves or getting to the shops – and will work out the best solutions using their strengths.

Seeing their progress first-hand is incredibly rewarding. By identifying goals and working together, you’ll help people regain, maintain or improve their independence. 

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