Our focus is on helping people live and improve their everyday lives

Our Contribution to Better Living

The practice of occupational therapy stands alone in its ability to promote satisfaction through its focus on helping people live and improve their everyday lives.

Practitioners with a University of Minnesota OT background contribute to better living in numerous ways.

  • They help children with disabilities fully participate in school and social settings.
  • They help people recover from physical injuries or mental illness to regain the skills they need to perform valued life roles.
  • They help older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes to remain engaged in life activities that are important to them.
Katy Gust with patient

"Everything that a client feels is important and is something that is part of their daily life is what I'm going to work on if there's something disrupting their ability to do those things."

- Katy Gust, UMN OT Student