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When Occupational Therapist work with adults it is because the adult has sustained an injury that has limited their range of mobility. Many need to use soem kind of walker for a period of time. There are also ramps that help those in wheelchairs move around. In the bathroom there are chair that you can put in the shower to sit on while you bath and bars to put on the wall to keep your balance.
Occupational Therapists can also work with people who have injuries to their hands. Most of the time those patients have trouble feeding themselves. Many use special silverware pieces when eating. OTs teach the patients how to use silverware with larger handles or grips to make it easier for them to feed themselves. The main goal of an OT is to get the patient back to how they were before their injury and by giving them silverware that lets them feed themselves they are one step closer to becoming closer to being independent.
Many people once they have a surgery or and injury can not get around their house or car as well as they could before. OT's help teach them how to get around their house with their injury. OT will work with them to and help them learn to get in and out of a car. And how to properly get up step while using a cane.
OTs also work on strengthening the part of a patient that is injured =. Say a patient has had a knee replacement, the OT will work along with a PT to streghten the patients knee. Or if they have a hand injury they will give them putty to use in their hands.