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Doctor insights on: Occupational Therapy Goals For Stroke Patients

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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

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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How to use occupational therapy used to rehabilitate a stroke victim?

How to use occupational therapy used to rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT: Ot is used to help people learn compensatories strategies for performing their activities of daily living including bathing, grooming, dressing, getting in and out of the bathroom, showering etc, they also focus on trying to strengthen the upper extremities deal with issues of pain and paralysis of the upper extremities. They are very helpful. It has nothing to do with an "occupation". ...Read more

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Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

They can: If having a stroke one can receive intravenous tpa (alteplase) up to 3 hours once symptoms begin and up to 4.5 hours in certain cases. After this intra. ...Read more

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What kind of a person receive occupational therapy?

Who for occupational: Any one who has temporary nerological or long term muscloskeletal/neurological injury/disease which may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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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

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Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Surely: Use of physical therapy, and occupational therapy highly beneficial for post-stroke rehabilitation, and should be continued as outpt, at least twice weekly for about 3-4 months ideally. Orthotic devices to enhance function may be needed, so enquire about these. Botox may help limb spasticity. Pool assisted exercise might be an approach if patient very weakened. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture be considered occupational therapy?

Could acupuncture be considered occupational therapy?

Different therapy: The ot deals with activities of life and ways of enhancing quality of life and may get involved in rehab and hand therapy, but usually does not engage in acupuncture which would require its own specialty training program. However, nothing really prevents an occupational therapist to get trained in acupuncture. ...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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What therapy is used in patients with acute ischemic stroke?

What therapy is used in patients with acute ischemic stroke?

Time critical: Within 3 hours of symptoms (up to 4.4 hours in some cases) intravenous tpa (alteplase). After that up to 6 hours, intraarterial tpa (alteplase) through a catheter in the artery to the brain. Up to 8 hours can use special devices to pull clot out of vessel to brain. These procedures usually done at stroke centers. ...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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How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

Depends: As with most things, the length of the therapy depends on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?

What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?

To be determinated: It depends the class of stroke, the territories affected and the lesions observed. ...Read more

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Do you think there be a revival of Occupational therapy in mental health? Nowadays it seems like they function more like PT's in the clinic.

Do you think there be a revival of Occupational therapy in mental health? Nowadays it seems like they function more like PT's in the clinic.

Occupational: Therapy is a growing field today. Getting into a college program for it as an OT or OT Assistant is competitive. PTs have their place also but both professions are good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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Can you please define occupational therapy?

Can you please define occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy: Occupational therapy is a holistic healthcare profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the life span. ...Read more

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Is occupational therapy a growing or declining field?

Is occupational therapy a growing or declining field?

OT not declining: Occupational Therapy is not a declining field. This field remains important for those recovering from various acute conditions and those experiencing set backs from chronic conditions.
Issues with the field of rehabilitation medicine involves insurance cuts. These reimbursement cuts have discouraged some from going into rehabilitation medicine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: occupational therapy?

Skills for job/life: 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 type of occupational therapy. ...Read more

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What is therapy for stroke patients called?

What is therapy for stroke patients called?

Stroke: Stroke rehabilitation program - can involve - physical, manipulative, speech etc.. ...Read more

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Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Hyper-baric oxygen: We use for ischemic limbs to prevent amputation, and find some utility in bad infections. Some research has been done in stroke, and occasional acute cases have responded, but oxygen treatment for stroke remains controversial and so far, not in main stream. ...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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What is an activity analysis in occupational therapy?

Testing one's limits: This is a technical way of saying that the ot wants to see exactly how one performs a particular "activity"; whether it be holding a fork, manipulating an item, etc. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy benefit someone with JRA?

How can occupational therapy benefit someone with JRA?

Help upper extremiti: Can help your treatment for hands and upper extremity. Your rheumatologist can help guide you in this therapy. ...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?

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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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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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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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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Please help! What is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?

Please help! What is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?

Totally different: Occupational therapy is focused on helping people to be more functional in their lives mainly through how they use tools and their upper extremities. Occupational health has a focus on keeping people safe and healthy in the workplace. ...Read more

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Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers? "

Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers? "

Not true: Most of inpatient psychiatric unit as well as many partial hospital program has occupational therapist. Their role is significantly reduced in private practice area. ...Read more