‘O’ = October and Occupational Therapy

2018-10-10 06:04
OTs are specialists in assistive devices and hand therapy.

OTs are specialists in assistive devices and hand therapy.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

OCTOBER is International Occupational Therapy (OT) month, and what a great opportunity to learn more about this important and often misunderstood field of work.

OT is a client-centered health profession that aims to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

More specifically, occupational therapists base their work on the principle that there is a strong link between what we do and our health or well-being. By using meaningful activities (or “occupations”) in therapy, they restore and improve a client’s functioning in all areas of life.

This is a very broad profession and most OTs specialise in two or three areas of work. These could include fields such as mental health, physical illness, child development, learning difficulties and functional capacity.


• OT originated in the early 1900’s as a means to use participation in daily occupations to restore the function and health of persons with mental illness and soldiers who were injured during World War I.

• Contrary to popular belief, the majority of OTs do not work with children

• OTs are specialists in assistive devices and hand therapy

• OT was ranked number four Best Job in the U.S. for 2018

• Greytown has OTs in public and private practice: Greytown Hospital OT (033 413 9432) and Hayward OT (076 703 6897).


Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.