Occupational Therapy In Nursing Homes
Jun28

Occupational Therapy In Nursing Homes

In the past, nursing homes were largely regarded as an elderly person’s final residence. After living a long and independent life and then suffering a debilitating injury or chronic illness that compromises their independence, it was generally accepted that the person would be more than happy to spend the rest of the life in a state of peaceful rest and relaxation, playing cards in the community room and having their every personal...

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Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy – How do They Differ?
Apr03

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy – How do They Differ?

Okay, so they both have the word “therapy” in them, but what’s the difference 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. If you’re wondering how these two specialties differ, keep reading. Below we’ll provide an overview of how occupational...

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Fun and Games: What is a Recreational Therapist?
Feb27

Fun and Games: What is a Recreational Therapist?

There are not a lot of jobs that pay you to put together puzzles, or play soccer, or create art. Luckily, a recreational therapist job gives you the opportunity to do just that. But what is a recreational therapist? “Recreation” and “Therapist” don’t seem like words that necessarily go together. However, that’s what makes this career choice so unique! A recreational therapist combines psychology with physical therapy to help a patient...

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Why Occupational Therapy for ADHD?
Nov21

Why Occupational Therapy for ADHD?

Occupational therapy travel jobs provide such a wide range of opportunities, allowing you to work in new locations and settings all the time! Additionally, you’ll meet patients of all ages and various challenges to overcome. One condition that occupational therapists routinely work to treat is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) — especially in children. The wide-ranging symptoms cause the treatments of this condition to...

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Become a Traveling Occupational Therapist
Nov10

Become a Traveling Occupational Therapist

Thinking of pursuing a career in OT? Occupational therapy is a great field for individuals who are looking to develop long-term patient relationships. As an occupational therapist, you’ll work with patients directly. You’ll be responsible for monitoring their physical, mental or emotional progress over time. Learn how to become a traveling occupational therapist and the many benefits that come with this rewarding career! What is...

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Why Opioids are Dangerous and How Therapy Can Help
Sep01

Why Opioids are Dangerous and How Therapy Can Help

Once again, the connection between therapy as pain treatment instead of the use of opioid pain medication is in the spotlight. An NPR reporter took a deeper look at pain management programs across the country that aim to help patients suffering from chronic pain get off of pain medication. The programs are focused on the emotional, social, and psychological aspects of pain in an effort to help patients reduce their dependence on...

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