• Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics and Arts Therapy

    The following professions are registered under the auspices of the board:

    • Occupational Therapist
    • Supplementary Occupational Therapist (No new intake accepted)
    • Occupational Therapy Technicians
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants (No new intake accepted)
    • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
    • Supplementary Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics (No new intake accepted)
    • Orthopaedic Footwear Technicians
    • Orthopaedic Technical Assistants
    • Assistant Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics & Leatherworks
    • Arts Therapist: Drama, Music, Art & Movement

The profession of Medical Orthotics includes the design and/or production of appliances intended to restore function or compensate limitations in the musculoskeletal system. The profession of Medical Prosthetics includes the design and/or production of appliances intended to replace in whole or in part, amputated or deformed limbs, to restore or improve function.

The profession of Arts Therapy refer to the therapeutic use of the mediums of drama, movement, art and music to facilitate change in the individual and in their ability to relate to others within multi-cultural and diverse social contexts. The aim of the arts therapies is the intentional and systemic use of the arts to achieve the therapeutic goal of symptom relief, emotional, cognitive and physical integration and personal growth.

The profession of Occupational Therapy refers to the  use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorders. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.

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