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  Occupational Therapy



Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapy (OT) is the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development and prevent disability; OT may include the adaptation of a task or the environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance

RELATED TERMS
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Development
The process of growth and differentiation.

Disability
A defect in performing a normal activity or action (eg. inability to dress or walk).

Adaptation
A change in the sensitivity to light of a photoreceptor or the visual system as a whole to match the average light intensity present.

Environment
The sum of the total of the elements, factors and conditions in the surroundings which may have an impact on the development, action or survival of an organism or group of organisms. The environment is as opposed to genetics. We are the product of our genetic inheritance and our environment.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Occult
Hidden from view.

Occult bleeding
Blood in stool that is not visible to the naked eye. May be a sign of disease such as diverticulosis or colorectal cancer.

Occupational Health
The Occupational Health is a hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Occupational Health Service
The Occupational Health Service is a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Occupational Medicine
Occupational Therapists work with the disabled, the elderly, newborns, school-aged children, and with anyone who has a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. The aim of occupational therapy is to help the client to perform daily tasks in their living and working environments, and to assist them to develop the skills to live independent, satisfying, and productive lives.

Occupational therapist
An individual trained to help people manage the daily activities of living, such as dressing, grooming or cooking, and regaining vocational skills.



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Occupational Medicine
Occupational Therapists work with the disabled, the elderly, newborns, school-aged children, and with anyone who has a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. The aim of occupational therapy is to help the client to perform daily tasks in their living and working environments, and to assist them to develop the skills to live independent, satisfying, and productive lives.

Occupational Therapy

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On-off effect
A change in the patient's condition, with sometimes rapid fluctuations between uncontrolled movements and normal movement, usually occurring after long-term use of levodopa and probably caused by changes in the ability to respond to this drug.

On-off phenomena
A change in the patient's condition, with sometimes rapid fluctuations between uncontrolled movements and normal movement, usually occurring after long-term use of levodopa and probably caused by changes in the ability to respond to this drug.

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