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Occupational therapy: what kinds of activities are being helped?

Occupational therapy:  what kinds of activities are being helped?

Upper Extremity: An occupational therapist works on disorders of the upper extremity only. You can think of them as a physical therapist that focuses only on the upper extremities, whereas a physical therapist can treat the entire body. ...Read more

Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Occupational Therapy (Definition)

Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more


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What do neurological and cognitive occupational therapy assessments invite and what do they determine?

Work ability: These assessments are meant to evaluate your abilities and possible deficits related to occupational related skills both physical and mental including memory, cognition,problem solving as well as any physical limitations that may affect job performance in a variety of occupations. Used to evaluate suitability for various jobs as well as areas that may need further training or therapy ...Read more

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Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what to do?

Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what to do?

CBT: Depending on the diagnosis for which cognitive behavioral therapy is being employed, simultaneous treatment with medication may be beneficial. It may be helpful to discuss with your treating provider or discuss with your primary physician. ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? Do they get involved with any type of advising/ counselling sessions?

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? Do they get involved with any type of advising/ counselling sessions?

OT: They assess & treat patients with physical, mental & cognitive impairments. They also identify & eliminate environmental barriers to independence & participation in daily activities. They educate patients & caretakers regarding activities of daily living. They work closely with professionals in Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Nursing, Social work & the Community. ...Read more

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Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose- Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy Hydroxyurea Therapy When the therapy will be available?

Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose-

Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy
Hydroxyurea Therapy

When the therapy will be available?

Now: Hydroxurea is already available. I believe what you are inquiring about is gene therapy, inserting the normal beta globulin gene into someone with a hemoglobinopathy. This is currently in development and it is unclear when this, if ever, will be available outside a clinical trial. ...Read more

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Do normal people recieve occupational therapy treatments?

Do normal people recieve occupational therapy treatments?

See details: Referral from your doctor, assuming there is a good reason to get to ot in the first place. ...Read more

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24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

Psychiatrist: I would suggest that you need to be referred to a Psychiatrist..Standard Psychotherapy sound like the right direction now...simple "fixes" and particularly BENZOs are NOT THE ANSWER! Get help now! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

Teach living skills: Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living. They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment. ...Read more

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Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Yes, I c'd answer it: There are variety of different music therapy modalities in mental disorders, which could be recommended by the therapist, psychologist in your area. Music is very healing. I described it in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' it is on amazon. Also you could find information on my website: http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com. You'll find there bmt (brain music therapy) as well. Best, dr. M. ...Read more

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I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

Depends On You: For a moment think of an important muscle in your body. To strengthen and enlarge the muscle we must exercise it. Once we reach our desired strength and size, we must maintain it with continued exercise. The brain is no different. After courses of psychotherapy and hypnosis, you must continue to practice the skills you learned and use the insights gained. Then your efforts can last forever. ...Read more

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Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Yes: It helps to desensitize children with autism to normal world stimulation such as the feeling of clothing, or sounds or smells or sensations in the mouth. ...Read more

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Occupational therapists work in what types of settings?

Occupational therapists work in what types of settings?

Occupational Therapi: They can work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living places, physicians offices, adult day care centers, physical therapy centers and your own center if you want, schools for developmentally chalanged, and home health agencies working at patients homes. ...Read more

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work. Could medical mj help ?

Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work.  Could medical mj help ?

Possibly: Sounds like you have given a good try at a very mysterious problem. Many sufferers of this seem to find relief from neurologists or neurosurgeons using Botox or surgery ...Read more

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What are arom and prom exercises in occupational therapy?

What are arom and prom exercises in occupational therapy?

AROM: Arom is an acronym standing for "active range of motion." that is for the individual who actively moves his extremity joint through a range of motion without any assistive help; prom is an acronym for "passive range of motion" is under the power and assistance of the therapist or examiner testing range of motion. ...Read more

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Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what do you advise?

Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what do you advise?

CBT: Speaking as a psychoanalyst, CBT treatment effects are not as long lasting as psychodynamic/psychoanalytic treatment. When a patient wonders where the distortions in their thought processes began, that is when CBT ends and psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis begins, and gets to the root of the problem instead of focusing on the symptom. ...Read more

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Pcp prescribed meds &recommended therapy for depression.Meds are working. After 3 sessions, therapist stated i was not ready for therapy sessions?

Pcp prescribed meds &recommended therapy for depression.Meds are working. After 3 sessions, therapist stated i was not ready for therapy sessions?

Therapy: Well. That does not make any sense whatsoever. I would ask the therapist what they mean. If you do not feel safe or listened to you may want to try a different therapist. ...Read more

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