What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a field of healthcare that focuses on helping people to participate in meaningful activities, or occupations, that are important to their daily lives. The goal of occupational therapy is to help individuals develop or regain the skills needed to engage in activities that are essential for their health, well-being, and quality of life.


Who might need Occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy can benefit people of all ages and abilities, from infants to the elderly, and those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges. Some of the individuals who might need occupational therapy include:

  • Children with developmental delays or disabilities who need assistance in developing skills for school, play, and socialization.
  • Adults who have suffered from injuries or illnesses that have impacted their ability to perform activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, bathing, or cooking.
  • Individuals with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who need support to manage their symptoms and engage in daily activities.
  • Older adults who are experiencing physical or cognitive decline and need assistance to maintain their independence and quality of life.


How can Occupational therapy help?

Occupational therapy practitioners work with individuals to assess their strengths and challenges, identify goals, and develop personalized treatment plans to improve their ability to participate in meaningful activities. Some of the ways in which occupational therapy can help include:

  • Enhancing physical function: Occupational therapy can help individuals improve their strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination to perform daily activities.
  • Developing fine motor skills: Occupational therapy can help children and adults develop fine motor skills needed for activities such as writing, using utensils, and manipulating objects.
  • Addressing sensory issues: Occupational therapy can help individuals who have sensory processing difficulties to manage sensory input and develop strategies to regulate their responses to sensory stimuli.
  • Improving cognitive skills: Occupational therapy can help individuals with cognitive impairments improve

If you, or a loved one, believe might need occupational therapy in Dubai, reach out to TBC. Our Center offers occupational therapy for children and adults, our sessions are held in English, French and Arabic.