Occupational therapy

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Everyone has the right to participate in everyday occupations


Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, even when injury, illness, or a change in circumstances causes changes to their daily routines.


Occupational therapy is a form of rehabilitation based on the therapeutic use of activities (occupations) and on the interpersonal relationship between occupational therapists and their clients. The chosen activity is meaningful and motivational. Occupational therapy is based on an evaluation, during which the client and occupational therapist determine personal goals in the performance of daily functions. In addition to skills practice, the occupational therapist provides guidance and counselling on the client’s environment, in order to increase participation and improve performance in daily activities.


A referral from public or special health care is needed (e.g. for children by the child care centre). The municipality of Kittilä provides occupational therapy services to people of all ages, provided in the client’s own environment and in Kittilä health centre (2nd floor).


For more information, please contact
Occupational therapist, tel. 040 661 7119

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