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What are range of motion exercises in occupational therapy?

What are range of motion exercises in occupational therapy?

OT: Range of motion exercises are usually restricted to the upper extremity joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. They typically involve isotonic exercises with theraband of varying resistances and through a range of active range of motion. ...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 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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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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Can anyone give me information on duration of occupational therapy?

It depends: The duration of therapy depends on the type of injury and what other treatments have been done. For a new injury it is fairly typical to have 2-3 sessions per week for 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy help my disabled child?

Depends: It really depends on the disability. The term occupational therapy is really inaccurate. In most cases it has nothing to do with an occupation. Ots are trained to help people with disabilities learn compensatory strategies to maximize their function. They also tend to focus on problems related to use of the upper extremities in particular. Ots work with kids all the time and are extremely helpful. ...Read more

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Is occupational therapy considered an acceptable public health major?

Is occupational therapy considered an acceptable public health major?

Not necessarily: While it certainly is possible to focus on an element of occupational therapy that affects populations, most often it is very targeted to individual needs. So, while it is quite possible to combine the two areas of interest in specific ways, i'd say it isn't an automatic association. ...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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Is occupational therapy assisting a growing or declining field? I heard OT is being swallowed up my physical therapy

Is occupational therapy assisting a growing or declining field? I heard OT is being swallowed up my physical therapy

Still in need: They are important because they help physicians with assessing disability for patient and workplace restrictions ...Read more

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Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

No: Occupational therapists are trained in mangagement of upper extremity or arm problems. They also assist patients with functional transfers (bathroom) and activities of daily living. A behavioral therapist or psychologist would be more appropriate for a patient with bipolar disroder. ...Read more

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Which out of nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or diagnostic radiography should I apply for?

Career: No one can answer that question except you! Learn as much as you can about each field, talk to people who are in it, and figure out which one, if any, interests you and suits your lifestyle and goals. Good luck in whatever you choose. ...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 is the difference between physical and occupational therapy?

Specialization: In general terms, occupational therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Pts may focus on treating an injury and healing the body. Ots focus on assisting the patient with daily activities/occupations. It can be activities like self care (eating, cleaning, dressing, cooking), mobility (opening doors, using equipment), or work (keyboard, work station, operating work tools). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about occupational therapy and if so, what were your experiences with it?

It's PT for hands: OT is a sub-specialty of PT that concentrates on restoring function to the hands. Depending on the underlying condition OT can be crucial for restoring function and getting rid of pain and swelling associated with injury or post surgical repair. OT provides instruction and monitoring but patient has to do the hard work of sticking with the exercises to get the desired results. ...Read more

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Do you think there will be a return of occupational therapy to mental health? I really want to be a mental health OT.

Do you think there will be a return of occupational therapy to mental health? I really want to be a mental health OT.

Mental health: I really doubt it - our healthcare is being destroyed right in front of our eyes. Mental health has been denied for many years and along with it the OT. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy relate to healing the soul?

Occupational: Therapy can help someone feel better about themselves, accomplish more in life thereby enhancing self confidence & self esteem. Since it impacts on emotional well being, I guess you could call healing the soul, a bi-product of occupational therapy. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy help me as a disabled person?

How can occupational therapy help me as a disabled person?

Lots of ways!: On ot can help you to do the adl's (activites of daily living) that you as a disabled person need to be able to do to be as independenta as you can. They will teach you how to care for your self, you personal grooming, cooking, cleaing, toileting, and the activites you do every day. They will show you easier ways, better ways, short cuts and provide you with assistive devices to help you. ...Read more

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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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What can I expect in occupational therapy for my disabled child?

What can I expect in occupational therapy for my disabled child?

Hopeful improvement: Hi...Occupational therapy (along with other rebailitative services) can be very helpful to children with a broad spectrum of developmental disabilities. Your child (and I do not know the exact nature of the disability) can expect to gain better functioning and adaptation to the world around; and, as a result, be able to be more interactive with the various things in that world. ...Read more

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What kind of occupational therapy is suggested for someone recovering from a mental illness?

What kind of occupational therapy is suggested for someone recovering from a mental illness?

Occupational Therapy: Ot for mental health provides goal-directed activities to help patients develop the skills and obtain the supports needed for independent, interdependent, productive living. This includes improving social skills, stress hardiness, self-awareness, role development (such as parenting), and education about healthy lifestyle, etc. Http://aota. Org/practitioners/practiceareas/mentalhealth. Aspx. ...Read more

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I'm a male and interested in Occupational therapy. Is it unacceptable or frowned upon for a make to be on OT since it's a female dominated profession?

I'm a male and interested in Occupational therapy. Is it unacceptable or frowned upon for a make to be on OT since it's a female dominated profession?

Occ Therapist: All medical, dental, engineering & their allied professions encompass LGBT & male'/female workers. However, OT & Nursing since 1971 have barely dented, still hovering near 90%, F : M ratio.
You'd be bucking the trend...go 4 it!! ...Read more

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Debilitating hypochondriasis, tried psychotherapy, occupational therapy, meditation, anti depressants, yoga, benzodiazpanes, nothing works?! what do I do?

Debilitating hypochondriasis, tried psychotherapy, occupational therapy, meditation, anti depressants, yoga, benzodiazpanes, nothing works?! what do I do?

RECOMMEND: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is structured with lots of homework. The main thing which will determine if therapy will work is YOU. ...Read more

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How early can you start occupational therapy?

It depends: The reason you are sent for occupational therapy usually determines when you can start. Ask your healthcare professional for the best answer. ...Read more

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Wanna know how occupational therapy will help?

OT help: Ot can help by strengthening the various muscles, improving flexibility of the joint and surrounding muscles and instituting modality intervention that can reduce painful swelling following an injury and/or surgery. ...Read more

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How can a person get occupational therapy for himself?

OT help: A person/patient can specifically request from the examining physician that he/she would like to work with an occupational therapist. If the person has an upper extremity injury then a prescription can be detailed describing the diagnosis and ot plan. ...Read more

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What kind of problems qualify a child for occupational therapy?

School: Ask the teacher. The public schools usually supply a program for handicapped kids. ...Read more

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What's the future of occupational therapy assistants like? Growth or decline?

I don't have a cryst: I don't have a crystal ball. The problem in these estimates is that a lot of healthcare has been messed up by the government, and has not been very good to doctors. There will be a lot more patients in the system depending on the Supreme Court decision. Unfortunately the president is not helpingThe whole law was an acted without physician input. Do I think there will be a need yes and if that's your desire I would go ahead and continue to pursue I ...Read more

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Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Not sure: But I found a good link on the internet that might have the answers you are looking for. AOTA The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.. Check it out. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more