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Can occupational therapists diagnose anything?

Can occupational therapists diagnose anything?

Can detect abnormali: Occupational therapist design a plan to treat a motor or cognitive deficit that affects a person ability to perform activities of daily living, and while doing it they may be able to find out further abnormalities and refer the patient to their referring doctor for proper diagnosis and treament. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Do occupational therapists have to under pharmacology?

Do occupational therapists have to under pharmacology?

Here's a sample...: ...Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Curriculum. See what you think. Ref: http://www.utica.edu/academic/gce/ot/curriculm.cfm ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists do in the psychology setting?

What do occupational therapists do in the psychology setting?

Help w/ functioning: Ot's are a vital part of the best treatment teams. They assist patients with mental disorders in improving their functioning. Treatment is provided both individually and in groups. Psychiatric ot's tend to rely on a rehabilitation model. They address the significant functional impairment that accompanies so many mental disorders by re-engaging the patient in productive activities. ...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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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...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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I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?

I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?

Not really new: Occupational therapists have always dealt with the consequences of chronic disease, and have provided counseling to numerous patients. Suppose we could call some of this "psychotherapy". But historically, not only psychiatrists and psychologists, but also clergy and social workers and speech therapists have provided psych support. ...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?

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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How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

Training: Depending on the eye injury and amount of vision loss, they show them ways of judging their environment that don't involve using one or both eyes. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Training: Occupational therapists are trained to teach skills in the job market for people with physical infirmities and functional problems. Those who have lost vision can still find many employment opportunities but may not be aware of the availability of jobs and certainly would need training to be eligible for those jobs. ...Read more

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What bone diseases start with the letter m?

What bone diseases start with the letter m?

M?: M = metabolic disease? M= metastatic cancer? That's what i see most often. I'm not sure asking this question is helpful on healthtap. Finding out what the diagnosis is will likely be more meaningful than asking the medical community to perform a guessing game. ...Read more

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What are bone diseases you can be born with?

What are bone diseases you can be born with?

There are so many: Achondroplasia (dwarf), osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones, fragilitas ossium) osteopetrosis (marble bone disease, osteosclerosis) hereditary multiple exotosis (osteochondromatosis) osteochondromatosis of radius and ulna. Osteochondromatosis of humerus. Cartilage-capped solitary osteochondroma of rib. Enchondromatosis (ollier's disease). ...Read more

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Paget's disease of bone is a type of cancer?

Paget's disease of bone is a type of cancer?

No : Paget's disease is a disorder of abnormal bone remodeling. We all lose and build none everyday. In paget's, there's more building than losing, but in an abnormal structure, which makes the bone unstable and prone to breaking. There is often a lot of blood flow to the areas involved and so it can be red and hot. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for paget's disease of bone?

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PDOB: Bisphoshonates many times are used for pagets disease of the bones if it is symptomatic- pain etc, and /or if elevation of alkaline phosphatase/or serum calcium. It can relieve the pain and hopefully slow down the rapid turn over of the bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Occupational Therapists (Definition)

Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals that work with people who are physically or mentally disabled or injured to recover the ability to normally engage in ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Bone Diseases (Definition)

Any disease process that affects the skeletal system. Some can be metabolic, such as osteoporosis; others can be infectious, ...Read more