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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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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