Occupational therapist

Female standing outside looking at camera

A day as an occupational therapist

You have four patients to see today - two in their own homes, and two at the local NHS hospital where you're based.

Your first appointment is with an elderly lady who's just had a stroke, and you drive to her home at 8.30am. Your shared goal is for her to dress independently, and she's making excellent progress.

Next, you see a man injured in a car accident who's adjusting to life in a wheelchair. You work together to improve his mobility, and plan for his returning to work in the future. In the afternoon, you write up progress reports at the hospital, and see a few more patients before finishing at 5pm.