Occupational Therapist

These are the therapist who treat injured, disabled or ill patients through their therapeutic skills which used in their daily activities.

Career Options

  • - Art therapist - Dance movement psychotherapist - Ergonomist - Health promotion specialist - High intensity therapist - Occupational therapist - Sports therapist

Educational Qualifications

  • - Class 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

Personal Skills

  • - Communication skills - Compassion - Flexibility - Interpersonal skills - Patience - Writing skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) - Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Top Colleges

  • National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped (Under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India) Address: B.T. Road, Bon-Hoogly, Calcutta - 700 090, India Phone: 033 2531 0279 Website: http://www.niohkol.nic.in/
  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Address: Haji Ali, K. Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400034 Phone: 91-22-24964331 / 32 / 40 / 41 Website: http://aiipmr.gov.in/

Working Conditions

- Therapists may spend a lot of time on their feet while working with patients. - They also may be required to lift and move patients or heavy equipment. - Many work in multiple facilities and have to travel from one job to another.

Top Companies

  • Christian Medical College & Hospital Address: IDA Scudder Rd, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004 Phone: 0416 228 2500 Website: http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/
  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Address: Rao Saheb Achutrao, Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053 Phone: 022 3099 9999 Website: http://www.kokilabenhospital.com/

Successful Persons

Anne G. Fisher

Anne G. Fisher is an expert in theory, instrument development, and functional assessment. She is Internationally recognized personality who pioneered the use of Rasch analysis in occupational therapy.

Lucy Jane Miller

Lucy Jane Miller is a prolific author and researcher in pediatric occupational therapy and founded the first comprehensive sensory processing disorder research program.

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