Healthy Living

Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Occupational and Physical Therapy Can Make a Difference

Regaining ability to be yourself

Occupational therapists are wonderful resources that are especially helpful for those who find it difficult to engage in common daily activities. These might include getting around the house, personal hygiene, cooking, and being productive at work. A therapist will initially evaluate what it is that you need, and focus on the activities that you are especially keen on either continuing or starting up again. The therapist then identifies the factors that are limiting your ability to carry out the specified activities and will work with you to accomplish these activities using adaptations and interventions that can work around your unique limitations.