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Occupational Therapy Goals For Stroke Patients
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PT or OT: Both are equally demanding.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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