Occupational Therapy is a health care profession aimed at enabling people to live their lives
to the fullest. To occupational therapists, a “full” life means optimal engagement in the
activities you want and need to do, despite any physical, psychosocial, sociocultural, or
environmental barriers. These everyday activities are what we call “occupations,” and they
are the building blocks of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health.
Occupational therapists help people with or without disabilities perform, modify, or adapt
their desired activities in order to live healthier, happier and more productive lives.
- USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.