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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Why You Should Pick Occupational Therapy Jobs in Hawaii
Oct05

Why You Should Pick Occupational Therapy Jobs in Hawaii

Imagine clear blue waters, soft sandy beaches, palm trees, mountains, fruity umbrella drinks and the freshest ahi tuna you’ll probably ever taste. Really, it’s not a question of why you should pick occupational therapy jobs in Hawaii, but when? Apparently, right now is the time to go. A recently published article listing the top 10 jobs in Hawaii cited occupational therapy jobs. Other healthcare professions also made the list, such as...

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OTA to OT Transition: Should You Make The Change?
Aug01

OTA to OT Transition: Should You Make The Change?

An OTA stands for occupational therapist assistant, and an OT stands for an occupational therapist. So what the difference? Though OTA and OT’s have similar jobs tasks and responsibilities, there are different roles and requirements in each profession. Are you considering becoming an OTA? Or, are you considering transitioning from an OTA to an OT? What career path is best for you? Not to worry! Here we’ll be discussing the...

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Burn Therapy Could Be the Specialty You Need
Jul24

Burn Therapy Could Be the Specialty You Need

Burns are one of the most traumatic injuries the human body can endure.  Multiple body systems are simultaneously involved. Depending on the severity, burns can appear deceivingly non-threatening while doing most of their dirty work beneath the damaged skin. Damaged blood vessels dilate causing inflammation and edema are typically listed among many other life-threatening problems.  Once the patient is stabilized and undergoes graft...

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