The OT is expected to work with patients who are recovering from an injury, living with a disability or need help regaining strength or abilities required to resume to work. A portion of the OT's time is spent in the patient's residence.
The OT conducts physical assessments, develops treatment plans and assembles a rehab program specific to the patient's need. The OT will assess their patients work and home environment to determine what adjustments are needed to make life as normal as possible. The OT focuses on improving, regaining and developing patient skills needed for daily life and their occupation.