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Nebraska OT Scope of Practice

How is occupational therapy defined in Nebraska?

Occupational therapy means the use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, or the aging process in order to maximize independent function, prevent further disability, and achieve and maintain health and productivity.

What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy encompasses evaluation, treatment, and consultation and may include”

    • Remediation or restoration of performance abilities that are limited due to impairment in biological, physiological, psychological, or neurological processes,
    • Adaptation of task, process, or the environment, or the teaching of compensatory techniques, in order to enhance performance,
    • Disability prevention methods and techniques which facilitate the development or safe application of performance skills, and
    • Health promotion strategies and practices which enhance performance abilities.

What is specifically excluded from the practice?


Are there any special trainings or requirements?

Nebraska OT Physical Agent Modalities


Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-2510

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