Where do OT’s work in Sweden?

Nine out of ten occupational therapy practitioners in Sweden, work for health and hospital services. They work in a variety of settings including geriatric care, disability, and physical illness hospital care, in primary care, in regional hospital care, with social services caring for those with learning disabilities, in adult and paediatric rehabilitation, in psychiatric in-patient and out-patient care, assistive technology centres, penal institutions and at the Labour Market Institute.

Occupational therapists base their work on scientific and proven methods and a large store of clinical experience to promote their patients' ability to lead a meaningful and purposeful life in accordance with their occupational needs and wishes, and in relation to the demands of the environment where they live. The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists helps to facilitate and uphold occupational therapy's important role within health care in Sweden.