Profession profile: Occupational Therapists

Gabrielle Lis

If your injury management program isn't bridging the gap between the workplace and the doctor's office, an Occupational Therapist could help...

OTs offer a range of services that may assist with injury management, including: Designing graduated return to work programs; Manual handling programs; Functional capacity evaluations; Rehabilitation case management; Application of ergonomic principles; Risk assessments; and Pre-employment screenings. WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS OF THE OT APPROACH? A positive spin Rather than concentrating on limitations that result from workplace injury...

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Published 14 November, 2010 | Updated 03 November, 2020