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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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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