Nurse helping women roll fitness ballsAt first glance, one would think that occupational therapy is therapy involving the workplace, possibly career counseling. That is not the case. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines occupational therapy as “therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.” In short, occupational therapy is therapy designed to help patients engage with the world around them despite limitations due to physical or mental reasons. (more…)