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function • repetition • play
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322 Career Plans

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Occupational therapists work with people who have had accidents or disabilities, help them regain function.

'Function,' in this case, refers to the ability that someone has to work and be a normal member of society. 'Function' is literally what something is used for or the purpose it serves.

Notice the following:

  1. I laughed so hard I could not function.
  2. It takes a while for my body to function in the mornings!


Physiotherapy works with just the muscles and building muscles, so they just do repetitions.

'Repetition' is repeating the same action many times.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to do 50 repetitions of my sit ups.
  2. I find work very boring. It is the repetition of the same old things.


Their main occupation is play so, you want to get them back into as much play as they can.

When you 'play' you have fun through amusing activities. We use this verb to refer mostly to what children do or games.

Notice the following:

  1. I love playing board games, they are so much fun.
  2. The children play really well together, don't you think?


As the O. T. you try to incorporate that into the therapy that you do with them, as much as you can.

When you 'incorporate' something or someone you intentionally include it in what you are doing.

Notice the following:

  1. I want to incorporate as many people as I can.
  2. If we could incorporate all of the exercises into one routine that would be great.

daily living

Organizing the things that they need to be able to get back to the activities of daily living.

'Daily living' describes what you do when you go about your normal day to day life.

Notice the following:

  1. I need help with my daily living as I am quite old now.
  2. Since I got injured, my daily living has become harder to manage.



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