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Occupational therapy shown to improve lives of people in chronic pain

Sufferers of chronic pain can benefit from occupational therapy to decrease their pain level and better their quality of life. Credit: Yasmin Davis A new study from the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy shows that lifestyle ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 17 Aug 2017

Waiting lists for occupational therapy shoot up a massive 50% in just two years

WAITING LISTS FOR first-time occupational therapy consultations have jumped to a massive extent in less than two years. Newly-released figures show that the numbers waiting for such treatment have increased by just under 50% since August 2015. There are ...

Published: 25 Aug 2017

LA Speech Therapy Solutions Provides Excellent Pediatric Occupational Therapy Los Angeles Services

Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2017 --LA Speech Therapy Solutions provides one of the best pediatric occupational therapy in Los Angeles offers. They are recognized as a top-quality place for children to receive occupational therapy. For many ...

Published: 25 Aug 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Why go to occupational therapy?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs with repetitive flexion or bending at the wrist. This causes inflammation and swelling within the carpal tunnel of the wrist and puts pressure on the median nerve. Added pressure on the median nerve may lead to symptoms ...

Source: Mayo Clinic Health System
Published: 22 Aug 2017

Health Matters: Occupational Therapy Verses Physical Therapy

After an illness or surgery, patients may need to go through physical therapy or occupational therapy to relearn how to perform daily tasks. “When you think of putting socks on it’s a lot because you have to think of your balance, you have to worry ...

Source: NBC 2
Published: 14 Aug 2017

Five DLSHSI grads make it to top 10 of the 2017 occupational therapy board exam

In Photo: August 2017 Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination topnotchers from left Carlo Jaron Crizaldo Sicam (Top 7), Eunice Jairah Fuerte Din (Top 6), Daisy Joyce Lucernas Madali (Top 1), Lorraine Navales Oliveros (Top 7), Raymon Jan Ma Coll ...

Source: BusinessMirror.
Published: 14 Aug 2017

Town and Country school provides occupational therapy for special needs students

A one of its kind school in the St. Louis area—Promise Christian Academy in Town and Country—is a private, faith-based school that takes a therapeutic approach to special education, with specific programs designed to meet all of its students ...

Source: Fox2now
Published: 19 Aug 2017

Health Minister urged to intervene as 30,000 wait for occupational therapy assessments

The Health Minister Simon Harris has been urged to do more to reduce the number of people waiting for an occupational therapy assessment. New figures show almost 30,000 are on the waiting list, almost half of them under the age of 17. One in three children ...

Published: 23 Aug 2017

Shelley joins Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn as occupational therapist after being inspired by NHS staff who cared for her

Shelley Faulkner, 31, suffered serious spinal and arm injuries and doctors feared that she could be left paralysed after a car crash four years ago. But thanks to the care provided by therapists at the hospitals which cared for her she recovered.

Source: EDP 24
Published: 22 Aug 2017

How My Brain Has Been Permanently Affected by Post-Concussion Syndrome

Physical therapy helped me remember how to walk again, even though I had this pain in my hip that wouldn’t go away. Occupational therapy assisted with my memory, poor sentence structure, figuring out what words I wanted to say, figuring out spacial and ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017

The Role of the Occupational Therapist in Older Driver Safety

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Medscape, LLC, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant ...

Published: 24 Aug 2017

Characteristics of therapeutic alliance in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice: a scoping review of the literature

Babatunde, Folarin; MacDermid, Joy; MacIntyre, Norma (2017): Characteristics of therapeutic alliance in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice: a scoping review of the literature. figshare.

Published: 18 Aug 2017

Occupational Therapy for Dysgraphia or Writing Problems

Find this Pin and more on OTs, PTs and Professionals. Pinner said: Do you have a child who struggles with the physical act of writing? We did and occupational therapy changed her life! This past fall we made the decision to seek out occupational therapy ...

Published: 15 Aug 2017

Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy 12th edition

Note: Chegg does not guarantee supplemental material with textbooks (e.g. CDs, DVDs, access codes, or lab manuals). Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, Twelfth Edition, continues in the tradition of excellent coverage of critical concepts and ...

Published: 22 Aug 2017

A-Level results day 2017: The wait is over for Coventry and Warwickshire pupils - RECAP

She did it all over again 33 years later to find a place at Coventry University to retrain as an occupational therapist and she says it was much easier second time around. This time there was the internet, no limit on recruitment and plenty of information ...

Source: Coventry Telegraph
Published: 17 Aug 2017


The patient is invited in by the nurse into a consulting room and there is an interaction with a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Nurse and Occupational Therapist. On a personal level, her knowledge of Psychology has enriched her skill as ...

Source: This Day Live
Published: 20 Aug 2017

Walsh University launches occupational therapy program

NORTH CANTON Walsh University is launching its Master of Occupational Therapy (OT) program with the first class starting this fall. The response to the program has filled the class with 32 students. Those students will be the first graduates of the ...

Source: Suburbanite
Published: 22 Aug 2017

HEALTH: Occupational Therapy Assessment Waiting Lists surge almost 50% in two years – Murphy O’Mahony

Figures recently released to Fianna Fáil Disability Spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony show that almost 30,000 people are waiting for a first assessment for occupational therapy. The figures, up to the end of May 2017, show an increase of 9,675, or ...

Published: 23 Aug 2017

1,000 Laois/Offaly children waiting for occupational therapy assessment

Recently released figures have revealed that Laois/Offaly has the highest number of children aged between 5 and 18 waiting for an initial HSE occupational therapy assessment. 1,058 of children in that age bracket in Laois and Offaly have been waiting the ...

Published: 25 Aug 2017

Occupational therapy scheme in Wrexham Maelor helping reduce pressure on Emergency Department

An occupational therapy scheme at the ‘front door’ of the Emergency Department at the Wrexham Maelor has helped have a positive impact on the rate of admissions to the hospital. Current figures show that in on an average weekday, the occupational ...

Source: Wrexham
Published: 18 Aug 2017

Odds of Getting In

Occupational therapy is on fire. The world being what it is, there will always be injuries and disease, and folks are going to need help getting over them. Medical advancements are extending the life spans of fragile groups like the elderly and disabled ...

Published: 26 Aug 2017

Occupational Therapy Graduate Students Present Research Findings at National Conference

Hands-on learning experiences are a hallmark of the Seton Hall Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) program. Through these opportunities, which are mentored by department faculty, students gain invaluable skills and a true appreciation for the ...

Source: Seton Hall University
Published: 20 Jul 2017

Occupational Therapist Helper (Volunteer)

I would like a job involving crafts focusing on helping people with disabilities. I do not drive so therefore near a voluntary position close to home. Although disabled myself, I feel I can offer a lot to help others and I feel I am ready to embark on a ...

Published: 07 Aug 2017

This Military Photographer Discovered Her Passion in the Most Inspiring Way

This is absolutely just my personal opinion, but I believe it’s important to find a military occupational specialty that can give ... was to maintain a good self-care routine and see a therapist regularly. You’re a writer, photographer, and foodie.

Published: 18 Aug 2017

UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree beginning in fall 2018. It will be the first such ...

Source: Chipley Bugle
Published: 10 Jul 2017

Occupational Therapy – 100 years of service to Veterans

Shot in the head in Iraq, Marine Veteran Jesus Vidana would like you to know about VA’s Occupational Therapy program and how it helped him. Today, it’s his career. That’s him sitting on the Rose Parade float above, second from the left. April is ...

Published: 26 Apr 2017

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

A person who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often has trouble communicating and interacting with other people; his or her interests, activities, and play skills may be limited. Occupational therapy may help people with autism develop these skills at ...

Source: WebMD
Published: 14 Nov 2014

Occupational therapy improves quality of life

There are two things you need to know about Occupational Therapy. First, occupational therapy is not about helping you find employment. Second, it is for anyone and everyone. The common assumption of occupational therapy is it helps someone find a job or ...

Source: Wahpeton Daily News
Published: 27 Apr 2017

Five Facts and Myths About Occupational Therapy

There are a lot of studies out there that show the benefits of occupational therapists and occupational therapy, especially for young children who have certain medical problems. A lot of people though are unclear of what occupational therapy is or how it ...

Published: 14 Aug 2015

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is often mistaken for something having to do with career counseling. In fact, occupational therapists aren't worried about jobs; they're focused on the activities that give daily life meaning. Occupational therapy helps patients ...

Source: Live Science
Published: 25 Sep 2014