The OT way

Gabrielle Lis

What do gardening, work and dancing have in common? According to Occupational Therapist Sven Roehrs, each is an "occupation" and each has the potential to improve health and promote rehabilitation.

Occupational Therapist (OT) Sven Roehrs' awareness of the rehabilitative potential of work literally took seed in a garden. Travelling through Germany by train in the 1980s, Sven began to notice patchwork ribbons of small, square garden plots lining each side of the railway tracks at cities’ edge. Stitched together by picket fences, these ten meter by ten meter parcels of greenery weren’t attached to houses but even so each wa...

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Published 25 October, 2010