What it is
Occupational therapy, provided by an occupational therapist, is a form of rehabilitation to enhance a person's quality of life. It focuses in improving the ability to perform activities of daily living, self-care and independence at work and leisure.
How it works
Occupational therapy involves an assessment of the stroke survivor's cognitive and perceptual functioning, the ability to perform daily tasks such as walking, bathing, dressing, feeding and housework. Given this wide scope, there is some overlap in the work of physiotherapist and speech pathologist; ideally all therapists work together as a team with the stroke survivor.