Your life is made up of occupations—meaningful everyday activities. These occupations can include many roles, such as being a parent, a grandparent, an employee, a business owner, a teenager, a golfer, an artist, a cook, or a friend.
We generally don’t think about our daily occupations until we have trouble doing them.
Everyone has occupations—from the grandparent who enjoys taking care of grandchildren during the day, to the adult volunteer, to the caregiver who helps a spouse remain independent. If you have a medical condition, your health status changes, or you are recovering from an accident or injury, your valued occupations may be disrupted or limited.
Occupational therapy focuses on your valued occupations and integrates them into the prevention, wellness, and rehabilitation processes. The goal of occupational therapy is to help you do what you need and want to do in everyday life.