Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy assists the individuals with MD in engaging in their activities of daily living (self-feeding, self-care activities, etc) and leisure activities at the most independent level possible. This may be achieved with use of adaptive equipment’s or the use of energy conservation techniques. Occupational therapy may implement changes to a person’s environment. both at home or work, to increase the individual’s function and accessibility. Occupational therapists also address psychosocial changes and cognitive decline which may accompany MD, as well as provide support and education about the disease to the family and individual.