What is Occupational Therapy

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. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.
- World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)


About Us

We are an accredited non-profit, non-stock organization of occupational therapists founded in 1965, formerly known as the Occupational Therapy Association of the Philippines, Inc. (OTAP)

Philippine Academy of Occupational Therapists, Inc.

This is the official name of our professional organization since August 19, 2015. On the same day, nine (9) resolutions related to this change of name and visual identity were approved by ninety-one (91) professional members present during the assembly.

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Change of name from OTAP to PAOT

This organization used to be the Occupational Therapy Association of the Philippines (OTAP) until August 2015. To know the story behind the change of name, together with the board resolutions, click on the file below.

Change of legal and visual identity (PAOT 2015).pdf

Be a PAOT member now!

Enjoy the benefits of membership such as free lectures, conference discounts, news updates and many more! By being a member, you are helping the Academy sustain its activities aimed advancing the profession in the country.

For membership-related concerns, contact:
+63 917 570 0530

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Our database includes licensed occupational therapists who are members of the Academy, as well as clinics and institutions that offer occupational therapy services.

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  • +63 917 519 1748 (Public Relations Hotline)

  • +63 917 570 0530 (Membership Hotline)

  • paot.org@gmail.com


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