October 27th is World OT Day
October 27th is World Occupational Therapy Day! OTs make a difference in the lives of many today, here in Canada and around the world.
From its beginnings in treating patients with tuberculosis in the late 1800s, occupational therapy has evolved to help people of all ages to get the most out of life. Occupational therapists today address neurological events and injuries, mental health problems, injuries due to accidents, childhood conditions, orthopedic conditions, alcohol and substance abuse as well as cumulative trauma injuries.
Occupational therapy is a regulated profession in Canada.
Find out more about World OT Day and the benefits of occupational therapy at http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/WorldOTDay.aspx.