What is Occupational Therapy?
Perhaps one of the most frequently asked question about occupational therapy in Singapore would be, "What is occupational therapy?" or "What does an occupational therapist do?". There is, actually, an old saying that best describes the job of an occupational therapist, "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life."
Occupational therapy is a health profession that uses activities with specific goals to help people from all ages prevent, reduce or overcome effects of disabilities. The fundamental purpose of occupational therapy is the development and maintenance of a person's capacity, throughout life, to perform those tasks and roles essential to productive living, including self-care, daily living, leisure and work.