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Sensory Integration: How occupational therapists are stuck in the long tail by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 4:14pm I am working with a student who is completing a literature review on the concept of fidelity in sensory integration. At the same time I am completing a book chapter on entrepreneurship and today came to an interesting perspective on the state of sensory integration theory and practice models. Reality dictates that people purchase goods and p ... Read on »
Pediatric occupational therapists: Please check your outrage at the door by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Thu 04 Mar 2010 4:52am I received a lot of email regarding this recent article in the NY Times about occupational therapy . The email I received and online conversations I have scanned included comments like "I can't believe they would say that OT is only for rich people!" or "We need to let people know that this article does not represent what we do!" Although the a ... Read on »
An occupational therapist's perspective on patient elopement from nursing homes by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 10:55am Mrs. Kim was one of my first patients when I was a young occupational therapist. She was an 89 year old resident of the nursing home and lived there for the previous seven years. Prior to her admission she was living at home with the support of her only son. She had diagnoses including hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and Alz ... Read on »
Where do Occupational Therapists work? by Laura Efinger, OT Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:06am At the present time, there are 12 expatriate OT's living in Egypt. Approximately half of these therapists are actively working in private clinics, a rehabilitation center, a community based program or private practice. Occupational Therapists work worldwide with all age groups and in a wide range of physical and psychosocial areas. Settin ... Read on »
I love Occupational Therapists by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Apr 2009 11:31pm But I suck at getting a post written up about them. A month after I started Femara I developed bilateral plantar fasciitis as well as bilateral De Quervains tenosynovitis. Sounds fancy doesn't it. Don't be too impressed, it is otherwise known as washer womans wrist. Anyway, I had it and it was absolutely awful holding a fork, pulling up ... Read on »
Activity Concepts: Jitka Zgola, Occupational therapist by MindStart Posted Sun 30 Jan 2011 10:40pm In the process of developing MindStart and its concepts, I came across many different activity concepts in dementia care.  Over the next few weeks, I would like to share some of my favorites and what they each have to offer that can be incorporated into the everyday care of persons with dementia. Jitka Zgola is an occupational therapist, and ... Read on »
More regulatory changes to impact NYS occupational therapists very soon. by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Wed 21 Mar 2012 6:16pm This is a follow-up to my entry on 2/16/12: In NYS a single OT can still supervise a million OTAs, for a while at least. Something will happen on June 13th... Unless there are some unanticipated changes, new regulations regarding supervision of OTAs will go into effect in NY. Perhaps the largest issue that will impact jobs is the new rest ... Read on »
"Keep Your Engine Running": Occupational Therapist (and New Certified HUG Teacher) Discovers The HUG by HUG Your Baby Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Oct 2012 12:00am Terrin Henderson from Fair Oaks, California, has served young families for years and in many capacities. She has been an occupational therapist for 34 years, a childbirth educator for 21 years, a post-partum educator for 13 years, and a health educator for 6 years, and now a Certified HUG Teacher for one day!! These day ... Read on »
Returning to work - occupational therapists can help! by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:11pm It’s not often that a really practical tool is published that works both as a guide to ‘what to do’ and as a marketing strategy for a profession. Today I want to introduce you to this guide to returning injured workers to work, developed by the Institute for Work and Health and two Canadian (Ontario to be precise) occupational therapy organis ... Read on »
Calling occupational therapists working in pain management! by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 17 Mar 2009 3:54pm New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting: 23 - 26 July 2009 Calling all occupational therapists working in the field in New Zealand to register for the pre-conference occupational therapy meeting. 22 July, 3.30pm - 6.30pm (with informal dinner out afterwards!) ‘Doing and being: Occupational therapy issues in chronic pain ma ... Read on »