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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapy has a holistic perspective, and considers the patient as an integral part of the therapy team. Occupational therapists can help people recover from injury and regain skills, help individuals with disabilities, and provide support for individuals experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

  • Helps patients overcome obstacles when they are experiencing difficulties in attempting to do everyday activities
  • Determines physical and mental abilities to create an informed treatment plan
  • Determines which daily tasks are the most important to a patient
  • Provides treatment and tools to patients to help meet patient goals and increase independence

Idaho State University does have an Occupational Therapy program offered on both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses.

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