Helping people who, because of illness, injury or circumstance are limited in their ability to undertake the activities of everyday life is hugely rewarding. Assisting and encouraging your patients to overcome difficulties, regain lost functions, develop social skills, strive for independence, in the world of occupational therapy, every small step that you help someone with inspires an acute sense of achievement. Within this field Wintec also has a career path for a Rehabilitation Trainer, someone who helps people after injury – for more details on this role see Wintec’s Sport and Education career and programme guide.
An Occupational Therapist assesses and treats people who are limited in their ability to undertake the activities of everyday life. Your day could include planning and directing therapy treatment, advising people on changes to their lifestyle, helping them with daily activities, adapting equipment and housing to aid patient independence, educating the patient’s family and work colleagues, helping your patient set goals and providing support and encouragement to achieve them.