The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Medical Field Today


Occupational therapy is a type of treatment that is designed to help the patient perform everyday tasks. The field of occupational therapy can be used and facilitated into any age group from children to older adults who are terminally ill. Within occupational therapy, a lot of different aspects can go into it. This includes from a therapist’s standpoint as well as from a patient or by standards point of view. The main goal for this research is to find out more about occupational therapy which includes cost-effectiveness, the different types of therapy itself, a therapist’s point of view, as well as a bystander’s point of view. By using data and information gathered from numerous sources, occupational therapy will be shown at a more in-depth level, promoting this medical area, as well as helping more studies to become published. Keywords: Bottom-up assessments, top-down assessments, goniometer, dynamometer, morbidities, rehabilitation, hemiplegia

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2024

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health & Exercise Studies

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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