An occupational therapist Kalgoorlie health professional helps patients regain their normal physical, mental and emotional conditions. The service may be provided as part of a rehabilitation program that includes services by the physical therapist, psychologist, social worker and speech pathologist. Occupational therapists are hired in clinics and hospitals, mental health institutions, nursing facilities and other specialized settings.
This type of therapist has to review a patient’s medical history and determine the right course of therapy services. The professional has to evaluate if a patient is able to accomplish certain tasks. The job involves conferring with the physician, patient, patient’s family, other therapists, nurses, and other members of the patient’s care team. The treatment plan requires developing goals and tasks for proper recovery of the patient.
The patient requires guidance on performing certain tasks including exercises that help relieve pain and perform everyday personal tasks. The therapist may have to visit the home or workplace of the patient to assess and suggest appropriate improvements in the interior settings to make the patient’s life easier.