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Health and Wellness

Occupational therapy practitioners help people manage and prevent chronic diseases, which reduces hospitalizations and other health care costs. They work with individuals, groups, and populations.

Occupational therapists must have a master’s degree for entry-level practice, and occupational therapy assistants must have an associate’s degree. Both must pass an initial certification exam.

The Fact Sheets below provide information on occupational therapy’s role with a variety of conditions.

Fact Sheets

Occupational Therapy and Pain Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Sleep

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Chronic Disease Management - pdf, 3.1 mb

Occupational Therapy Using a Sensory Integration–Based Approach With Adult Populations - pdf, 583 kb

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Managing Arthritis - pdf, 774 kb

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Diabetes Self-Management - pdf, 1 mb

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Bariatric Care - pdf, 907 kb

Occupational Therapy's Role in Health Promotion - pdf, 3.1 mb

Addressing Sensory Integration Across the Lifespan Through Occupational Therapy - pdf, 176 kb

Articles

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Disaster Relief