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Occupational Therapy

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists helpfully describes our work as helping “people of all ages overcome challenges completing everyday tasks or activities – what we call ‘occupations’.

“Occupational therapists see beyond diagnoses and limitations to hopes and aspirations. They look at relationships between the activities you do every day – your occupations – alongside the challenges you face and your environment.

“Then, they create a plan of goals and adjustments targeted at achieving a specific set of activities. The plan is practical, realistic and personal to you as an individual, to help you achieve the breakthroughs you need to elevate your everyday life.

“This support can give people a renewed sense of purpose. It can also open up new opportunities and change the way people feel about the future.”

Cardiff and Vale’s University Health Board Occupational Therapists work with a wide range of individuals, from children to older adults, and across many services that are hospital and community-based. 

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