Occupational therapists (OTs) help people — often those with disabilities or recovering from an injury — do the everyday tasks they want, need, or are expected to do. This could include anything from relaxing in the garden or operating a computer mouse, to vacuuming or driving a car. OTs may adapt tools, the occupation, or the environment to help their clients stay involved. In other words, occupational therapy helps remove barriers to participation in everyday activities.

OTs work in hospitals, clinics, day and rehabilitation centres, home-care programs, schools, industry, and private enterprise. Some also take on work as educators and consultants.