The occupational therapy department is placed under the responsibility of a head occupational therapist and is active on an in-patient and out-patient basis.
Occupational therapy aims at establishing the necessary conditions leading to autonomy and independence in every day, professional and leisure activities. This return to independence is reached via functional and educational actitivies specifically chosen after assessment of the patient's disabilities and incapacities.
Occupational therapists use adapted techniques and therapeutic methods, or if necessary, propose and invent auxiliary means to compensate these disabilities or incapacities.
Occupational therapy care is a rigorous procedure in which the patient is the main actor and in which the therapist is the initiator or guide. All occupational therapy treatments are preceded by an initial assessment and followed by a final appraisal using a interdisciplinary valuation scale.
Occupational therapy calls on, by definition, an interdisciplinary aspect only found in rehabilitation.