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Welcome to OT Malaysia

The Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association (OT MALAYSIA) is a professional independent and non-political organization. Interest in the formation of the association started in the late sixties which led to its inauguration on 20 March 1969 with members who were all trained overseas mostly from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and India. OT Malaysia became a full member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) in 1990 after the College of Occupational Therapists in Kuala Lumpur Hospital was accredited by WFOT and the Malaysian Public Services Department.

MEMBERS

The association aims to promote the profession and it supports the development, use and practice of Occupational Therapy in Malaysia and the world. This is achieved through programs related to education and research, professional development and promotion, publication, membership drive and quality and standard. All members are obliged to base their professional conduct on the Code of Ethic and professional conduct which was adopted in January 1995. OT MALAYSIA has more than 1000 members. Eighty percents work in government hospital and the rest in privately owned agencies, NGOs and owned practice. They work with clients who need acute and long term care in general hospitals, psychiatric institutions, geriatrics hospitals, and private clinics in the areas of physical dysfunction, psychiatric disorders, pediatrics, community based rehabilitation, home care, geriatric care and occupational health and safety.

ACTIVITIES

Occupational Therapy concerns with Activities of Daily Living, Productivity and Leisure. Individual should have a balance among the three. ADL for instance, personal hygiene, eating, functional mobility, communication, walking, stair climbing, dressing, medication routine and sexual expression. Productivity activities, including work for pay, housework, and educational activities. Leisure activities, which can include socializing, exercising, relaxing, participating in a sport, working on a craft such as painting or needlework, or anything that provides the individual with opportunities for enjoyment, relaxation, recreation, personal growth, and goal achievement.

Our Committee Members

Professor Nathan Vytialingam

Professor Nathan Vytialingam

President

Perdana University

YM Tengku Mohd Asri bin Tengku Makhtar

YM Tengku Mohd Asri bin Tengku Makhtar

Vice President

Klinik Kesihatan Putrajaya

Cik Nurul Jannah Binti Rahim

Cik Nurul Jannah Binti Rahim

Secretary

Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang

Dr Farahiyah Binti Wan Yunus

Dr Farahiyah Binti Wan Yunus

Vice Secretary

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Pn Ruzina Baharuddin

Pn Ruzina Baharuddin

Treasurer

Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya

Pn Tan Foo Lan

Pn Tan Foo Lan

Exco Quality & Standard

Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang

Cik Nurirdiyana Idros

Cik Nurirdiyana Idros

Exco Promotion & Development

Happy Farms Hippotherapy

Khor Wai On

Khor Wai On

Exco International Relations

Redwood Therapy and Learning

Dr Muhammad Hibatullah Romli

Dr Muhammad Hibatullah Romli

Exco Research

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Ammar Sam

Ammar Sam

Exco Information Technology

Pipit Consultant

Dr Chai Siaw Chui

Dr Chai Siaw Chui

Exco Education

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

En Chandra Kannan

En Chandra Kannan

Exco Diciplinary & Ethical

Universiti Teknologi MARA

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