World Occupational Therapy Day is annually observed across the globe on October 27th to create awareness about occupational therapists and the global impact of occupational therapy.
- The World Occupational Therapy Day is annually organised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists(WFOT),
- World Occupational Therapy Day was first launched on 27th October 2010.
The theme of World Occupational Therapy Day 2021 is “Belong. Be You” which promotes the power of diversity and inclusion as we work together to build community and resilience.
What is Occupational therapy?
i.Occupational therapy is concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation.
ii.Occupational therapy aims to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
- In occupational therapy, the term occupation refers to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life.
Areas of Occupational Therapy:
- Physical dysfunctions, Orthopaedics
- Pediatrics/developmental disorders
- Geriatric, Alzheimers, dementia,
- Neurological disorder, Stroke rehabilitation (Paralysis)
- Mental health, Child and Adolescent mental health services(CAMHS)
About World Federation of Occupational Therapists(WFOT):
World Federation of Occupational Therapists(WFOT) is the global voice for occupational therapy and sets the standard for its practice.
President– Samantha Shann