LaSalud.mx .-The World Occupational Therapy Day it was first released on October 27, 2010. Since then it has become an important celebration to promote the profession globally. The World Federation of International Therapists (WFOT) comprises 92 organizations around the world.
It is a social health work that directs its attention to achieving maximum independence and autonomy in the daily life of people who have suffered a nervous system alteration after a surgical intervention, a disease or a degenerative syndrome.
Among the conditions and injuries that can be treated with this type of therapy are: physical rehabilitation, infantile cerebral palsy, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system, kidney failure, home assessment, spinal cord injuries, intellectual disability, trauma injuries, disorders postsurgical and rheumatic, among others.
In addition, it guarantees patient-centered care, which motivates them and makes them the protagonist of their recovery process, reduces the social and health costs of the disease, as well as hospitalization times. On the other hand, it makes it possible to keep people in their own homes and offers caregivers guidance on their own health while contributing to the sustainability of our social assistance system.