Occupational Therapy for Fatigue

Common Difficulties associated with Fatigue

Fatigue, whether physical or mental, can present a variety of challenges for individuals. Here are some common challenges associated with fatigue:

Impaired Cognitive Functioning

Decreased Physical Performance

Emotional Impact

Reduced Productivity

Impact on Relationships

Negative Effects on Mental Health

Sleep Disturbances

Health Issues

Impaired Work and Academic Performance

How can Occupational Therapy help?

Occupational therapy (OT) can be instrumental in addressing and managing fatigue by focusing on various aspects of an individual's life and daily activities. Here are several ways in which occupational therapy can help with fatigue:

Energy Conservation Techniques

Activity Modification

Pacing Strategies

Assistive Devices and Adaptive Strategies

Cognitive Strategies

Environmental Modifications

Education and Self-Management

Goal Setting and Prioritization