Occupational therapists are health and rehabilitation professionals
who help people regain, develop, and build skills that are important for
independent functioning, health, well-being, security, and happiness.
Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because
of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need
assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and
An occupational therapist (OT) can be licensed at the professional
level after completing a degree in his or her field. OTs
must also complete a supervised fieldwork program and pass the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) national certification exam.
The provincial regulatory colleges in each province regulate the practice of occupational therapy.
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.