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Doctor insights on: Occupational Therapist Interview Questions

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Should i be an occupational therapist?

Should i be an occupational therapist?

OT: Entirely up to you. Talk to an ot person & see if what u hear is enticing to u . Good luck. ...Read more

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What does an occupational therapist do?

What does an occupational therapist do?

Hands, splints, adl: They do hand therapy, fabricate splints and evaluate and train for adl's. ...Read more

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What does an occupational therapist do (otr)?

What does an occupational therapist do (otr)?

OT: An ot helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living & working environments. They help people with disabilities to improve their skills, such as motor functions & reasoning skills. Examples are using computers, cooking, dressing, eating, muscle strength, visual acuity, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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What's it like to be an occupational therapist?

What's it like to be an occupational therapist?

Occupational therapi: It is like any other medical profession where you come in contact with many different patients and design specific therapies for each one of them and help improve their life and get paid as well.It can be very satisfying and other times it can be frustrating as well. ...Read more

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What does an occupational therapist do with you?

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

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What does a occupational therapist do typically?

See below: Ot do a lot of different things. They help people regain independence with things like dressing, bathing, toileting, showering etc after illness and other disabling conditions like strokes, head and spinal cord injuries. They also help people with who have problems with their hands like rheumatoid arthritis or who have had amputations of parts of the upper extremities. ...Read more

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Are most occupational therapist assistants women?

Are most occupational therapist assistants women?

Not in the : Hospital where i work. Don't go for stereotypes! do what you want to do! men make great nurses! great physical therapists! great occupational therapists! and great techs! ...Read more

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Could an occupational therapist give any medicine?

Could an occupational therapist give any medicine?

Medication prescribe: Typically licensed practitioners who are able to prescribe medications if they are not physicians (M.Ds, D.Os, dentists, podiatrists etc, ) are either licensed practical nurses or physician assistants. This varies depending on your jurisdiction, some requiring or not physician supervision typically from mds or dos. I have never heard of occupational or physical therapist prescribing medications. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a occupational therapist?

Could you explain what is a occupational therapist?

A good therapist: A therapist that concentrates on upper extremity dysfunction and from occupational, sports, trauma, post surgical are able to supervise physical therapy and restore function in a safe manner also with spinal cord injury and stroke patients help with adaptive aids , exercise programs and restoration of function and family training for continuation after discharge. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an occupational therapist?

Could you explain what is an occupational therapist?

OT: Occupational therapists treat patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. ...Read more

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What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

OT: An ot helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living & working environments. They help people with disabilities to improve their skills, such as motor functions & reasoning skills. Examples are using computers, cooking, dressing, eating, muscle strength, visual acuity, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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How much time would you study to become a occupational therapist and what will be the course?

How much time would you study to become a occupational therapist and what will be the course?

You need a Master's.: After getting a Bachelor's degree (typically four years) you need to get a Master's in Occupational Therapy. But that is not all: you need a a state license for where you want to practice. Many employers want you to have at least one year experience also. Look for a good OT program. The road is long but can be rewarding. My OT friends love what they do to help people. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an occupational therapist do?

Hello doctors, what does an occupational therapist do?

Upper extremity pt: Concentrates on upper extremity dysfunction and from occupational, sports, trauma, post surgical are able to supervise physical therapy and restore function in a safe manner also with spinal cord injury and stroke patients help with adaptive aids for feeding grooming etc. ...Read more

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How will an occupational therapist help me use my prosthesis?

How will an occupational therapist help me use my prosthesis?

For upper extremity : For upper extremity prosthesis an ot will be critical to help with adapting and training for functional use of the prosthesis. In the case of a lower extremity prosthesis there is a need to learn how to incorporate the use of the prosthesis with daily life activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, home management and community reentry. In this case ot will generally work closely with pt. ...Read more

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What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more

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How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

Many : Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways. Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here). ...Read more

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How many years of schooling will I need to become an occupational therapist?

Occupatinal therapis: To get a degree in occupational therapy you need to have 4 years of college to be admitted to masters course for occupational therapy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a physical therapist vs an occupational therapist?

What is the difference between a physical therapist vs an occupational therapist?

In brief: The way our wonderful therapists at jefferson university hospital in philadelphia explain it to the incoming resident class: physical therapists work on making sure you can walk or get across the room. Occupational therapists make sure you can dress and wash yourself before you walk across the room. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a physical therapist and an occupational therapist?

Although there is s: Although there is some overlap in what they do, the focus of ot in rehabilitation is primarily on upper extremity function(gross and fine motor), therapy and adaptive equipment to assist with activities of daily living. A physical therapist usually will focus on lower extremity function, gait training, assessment and training on mobility devices, balance and more gross motor function. ...Read more