Occupational Therapy

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapy achieves this by working with patients to enhance their abilities to engage in activities they want to, need to or are expected to do. They may also work to modify the activity or environment to improve their ability to participate in the “occupation.”

In MS patients, an occupational therapist will provide assessment, treatment and recommendations for fatigue management, cognitive rehabilitation, upper-body weakness and coordination, visual/perceptual rehabilitation, sensory re-education and functional mobility to improve performance in activities such as daily living, home management and work-related tasks.