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

Philippine Academy of Occupational Therapists, Inc.

We are an accredited non-profit, non-stock organization of occupational therapists founded in 1965 as the Occupational Therapy Association of the Philippines, Inc. (OTAP, Inc.). On August 19, 2015, we changed to our present name and visual identity.

From OTAP to PAOT: Change of legal and visual identity (PAOT 2015).pdf

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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

Find a Therapist

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

  • Secretariat: 9055 Banuyo St., San Antonio Village, Makati City 1203, Philippines

  • General inquiries: +63 9175191748

  • Membership inquiries: +63 9175700530