OT vs PT: The True Differences
Jul19

OT vs PT: The True Differences

They’re both important branches of therapy, but what are the differences between occupational therapy and physical therapy? Generally speaking, both types of therapists provide rehabilitative care to patients with injuries or disabilities, but they’re actually quite different. Even the words “occupational” and “physical” provide insight into the differences. “Occupation” means an engaging activity whereas “physical” means...

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Occupational Therapy For Children: 4 Strategies
Jul11

Occupational Therapy For Children: 4 Strategies

Can I please have some more macaroni and chee – oh look, Sponge Bob Square Pants is on TV! I just saw a commercial, we need to go to McDonald’s right now! Sounds familiar, right? It’s no secret that young minds can easily get sidetracked. But, some children may require extra help, such as occupational therapy, to decrease their hyperactivity. These children struggle with organizational skills, staying on task, being...

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Common Occupational Therapy Myths
Jun20

Common Occupational Therapy Myths

Whether you’re at a bar or visiting your relatives, you’ll probably have to explain your career as an occupational therapist more than once. As you know, occupational therapy is far from simple. In fact, the term often misleads people who don’t know much about it. Read on for our list of popular occupational therapy myths you may hear when talking about your profession. Knowing what to expect should help you debunk...

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Nature Nurtures
Apr30

Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Nature Nurtures

As a kid, I roamed the neighborhood barefoot and caused chaos on the playground. During the summers, I was the queen of the local pool. I enjoyed going on camping trips and hiking with my parents and friends. I learned how to do cartwheels in the grass of suburban backyards and I picked berries with my t-shirt as a basket. This is not something I recommend unless your mother likes to wash purple juice stains out of your clothes...

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Older Patient Care for Occupational Therapists
Dec04

Older Patient Care for Occupational Therapists

Aging is a journey that brings wisdom and meaning into life. Aging often brings upon hardships. That’s why occupational therapists train intensively to help elders cope with disabilities and problems as they occur. Occupational therapists allow elder patients to gain freedom and fulfillment against any struggle. As the population grows older, you can expect to see more and more seniors at your healthcare facilities. This is why...

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Celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day 2018
Oct26

Celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day 2018

Each year on October 27, people all over the globe celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day. Every year the event has a different theme, and this year’s is “Celebrating Our Global Community.” The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) started the event in 2010 to help increase the awareness of occupational therapists and society of the global impact of occupational therapy. Keep reading to find out how...

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