Human beings have developed society for millions of years. They have invented several milestones, which have resulted in the recent status of our living. As every invention has negative consequences along with the positives, the civilisation has also such fate. As development is gaining its rapid growth, human beings are facing numerous obstacles too. Every single day people are facing problems.

Many of the office goers miss a healthy walk or exercise routine in normal days, they are trying to do some freehand exercises to keep themselves fit. Mainly IT sector employees it is a challenge to sit for 10-12 hours long at a stretch and working with eyes fixed on the computer screen. This not only creates a pressure on their eyesight, this also creates lots of health problems including swollen and affected spinal cord, frozen shoulder to name a few. Injury in a workplace can be very fatal sometimes. Taking care of the injured person is the most important thing.

Occupational therapy is beneficial to every age group’s people. It is the only therapy which can primarily focus on improving specific self-care skills. The best part of OT is it is safe, research based and cost effective. It helps you to return to the life that you love. It also helps to make a difference to your day-to-day life. The therapy can help you to develop the skills to participate in many activities with confidence. Here is the list of activities an OT can help with:

  • Functional mobility
  • Communication management
  • Financial management
  • Health management and maintenance
  • Education
  • Work
  • Play
  • Social participation

OT is a blend of physical, mental and psychological exercise which enables patients to perform everyday activities. The process commonly includes helping children or adults with mental health issues, physical disability or severe injuries. The key benefits of OT are:

  • Prevent return hospital stays- patients who had an extended hospital stay due to their severe injury or illness may develop trouble adjusting to everyday activities. The long bedrest can cause the patients to develop difficulty with balance and posture due to muscle wasting. OT can help them to make coordination and balance with exercise, rebuild their muscle strength and adjustment/adaptive options.
  • Regain independence- Those patients who have participated in the after-stroke rehabilitative therapy have proved better ability to perform self-care tasks and they are more likely to maintain these abilities, compared to the patients who did not have undergone occupational therapy, the researchers found.
  • Develop memory aids- Memory loss is a problem which most of the people develop over time, or due to injury or illness. In most cases of memory loss are ascribed to advanced age, but in other cases, injury, illness or lack of nutrition can be the cause. OT for memory loss consists of brain exercises and tricks which can help to improve organization, memory and attention.
  • Gain meaningful employment- One of the main causes of depression in those with physical disabilities is the inability to return to work or find meaningful employment. Movement restrictions can limit the number of job fields for a person who can apply to, and in some cases, it could limit just about every field. A Therapists will provide the patient with:
  • Important job skills,
  • Instruction on how to perform tasks without causing further injury, and
  • Advice on how to modify tasks.

 

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